Tabitha Simmons went back to her roots for her latest shoe collection. In collaboration with Bergdorf Goodman, the designer has created an exclusive capsule with the retailer, and it’s inspired by her English heritage.
She told FN, “I am continually inspired by my English roots. To be able to collaborate on something that is not only completely exclusive to us but also exquisitely representative of an English Georgian country house is a dream come true for me. I love that whilst the fabrics themselves have a sense of heirloom about them, they are so easily modernized by pairing with denim or shirting.”
The collection is filled with designs featuring rare fabrics. For instance, silk floral materials can be seen in lilac and muted greens, which are reminiscent of prints found in grand Georgian country houses. The exclusive offering comprises Simmons’ signature lasts such as her Rise bow slingback, the Cleo slide, Alhambra stiletto and the Sprinkles flat.
“The color combinations of muted pastels are so beautiful,” said Simmons. “I love the juxtaposition of the feminine delicate florals and stripes against the monochromatic houndstooth which brings in a masculine element.”
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For Simmons, this collaboration is special, as Bergdorf Goodman was one of the first retailers to carry her brand when she first started out as a designer. “It’s a store very close to my heart,” she said.
Buyer for designer footwear, Laura Dinneny, said, “As the competitive landscape grows, it is crucial that we differentiate ourselves and continue to offer the client special one of kind collections that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.”
Launching Thursday, the collection retails between $625 and $795 and will be sold exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman.
Click through the gallery to see more sketches of the soon-to-be-released collaboration.
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