Matt Bernson and model Hanne Gaby Odiele met at the IMG offices through a mutual friend and started talking shoes. Just 18 months later, fate brings us a sporty and downtown-ready line of creepers and footbed-inspired sandals.
“I wanted to create the perfect sandal you could wear every day of the summer, without worrying what to wear with it,” said Odiele. “Put them on with anything, and you’re allowed to leave the house!”
Bernson said he was inspired by Odiele’s unique style and the exposure models have to design while traveling the world for shows.
Bernson hosted a party at his Tribeca store to kick off the new collaboration. Odiele was on hand, of course, as was Natalie Joos, Grace Mahary and plenty of other famous runway faces.
The line’s playful details, from neoprene toppers to color-specked cork soles, offer just the right amount of summer-ready style.
The collection is available online now and at Matt Bernson’s Tribeca store.