The espadrille has been given a modern makeover in a new collaboration.
New York-based footwear brand Margaux partnered with sportswear label MDS Stripes on a pair of espadrilles — one in MDS Stripes founder Mark Sikes’ signature white and blue stripes, and the other in black.
Margaux founders Alexa Buckley and Sarah Pierson told FN at a preview event held at Sikes’ home in Los Angeles that the collaboration let them push creative boundaries on their first time designing a summer shoe.
“When I think of MDS I think of resort wear and warm-weather clothes, so we wanted to design something that captured that spirit,” Buckley said.
Margaux offers ballerina and block heel shoe styles through its direct-to-consumer e-retail page. The footwear is produced in Spain.
The label launched in 2015, and for fall ’16 Buckley and Pierson collaborated with Tome on a capsule of ribbon-tie flat points that debuted on the New York Fashion Week runway.