To commemorate the Fall Winter season, Level Shoes embarked on a journey to uncover the magic of India. Sparked by the abundant designs of the Indian wedding ceremony and the alluring landscapes, designers have recreated the beauty of India as seen in their eyes.
The exclusive women’s collections include Alberta Ferretti, Aquazzura, Laurence Dacade, Malone Souliers, Tods, Ingie Paris and Rupert Sanderson to name a few.
Aquazzura – Edgardo Osorio, Founder and Creative Director
“I’ve always been fascinated by India’s diverse culture and its breath-taking scenery. I had a chance to spend two weeks in December discovering Rajasthan and was very inspired by the incredible artisanal craftsmanship and its richness of fabrics, jewels and architecture. I was overwhelmed by the beauty of India.”
Laurence Dacade - Laurence Dacade, Founder and Designer
“I have been to India several times and I must say that it is a very inspiring country to me. When Level Shoes invited me to partake in Dear India I was very excited and all my memories and emotions from my trips came back. I could say I love everything about India from the colours, the people, the food to the architecture, the flowers, the perfumes. I wanted the fabric to reflect the richness of the Indian saris and the colour pink for Jaipur the Pink City and gold for the majestic jewellery.”
Alberta Ferretti – Alberta Ferretti, designer
“I am delighted to take part in the Dear India project. As a designer, I often draw inspiration from my travels and India has always been one of my favourite sources of inspiration. I've been very fortunate and had the pleasure of visiting India several times, every visit has been fascinating to me: the culture, the history but also the colours and perfumes. I re-designed my iconic Mia Mule using some of the incredible colours and sophisticated embroidery techniques that capture my fond memories of India.”
Malone Souliers - Mary Alice Malone, Founder and Creative Director
“Roy and I have always been fascinated by the richness of the Zardosi embroideries, by the subtle combination of gold and silver threads to create the most elaborate designs... so, we felt there would be no better way to convey the admiration we have for their way of life by using this traditional technique on our shoes. The intricacy of the thread work, the vibrant silk colours, mixed with an array of crystals and pearls, create in our minds a real celebration for the senses.”
Rupert Sanderson - Rupert Sanderson, Designer
“A rich contrast grosgrain colliding with a Rajasthan inspired rich woven silk upper is carried across one of our most popular Rupert Sanderson silhouettes, wrapping like a sari only across the foot. It is always an honour to work with Level Shoes as the leading store of its kind with a true global vision.”
Eduardo Caovilla - Rene Caovilla, Designer
The exclusive men’s collections see Edhen, CB Made in Italy, Duke & Dexter and Stemar create exquisite styles inspired by the majesty of India.
Edhen – Filippo Cirulli and Filippo Fiora, Designers and Founders
“India is the cradle of colours, richness and incredible complexity. We truly enjoyed the process of channelling these elements into our designs for men."
CB Made in Italy – Cecilia and Lorenzo Bringheli, Designers
"We made our slippers with two different fabrics in limited editions and available exclusively at Level Shoes. The fabrics we chose match the elaborate craftsmanship and are both colourful and rich. Inspired by ‘Dear India’, we used bold tones from gold to black with a touch of paillettes."
Duke + Dexter - Hugh Wolton & Wij Travers, Designers
"India is a nation of endless inspiration and the Duke + Dexter for Dear India capsule collection lends itself to a blend of vibrancy and sensory engagement. Drawing upon the eclectic mix of colours and patterns from the Indian environment, the collection of loafers for Level Shoes will help you stand out from the pack.”
The Dear India collections are available exclusively at Level Shoes.