All eyes on Palomitas
Posted on April 08 2016
A legacy of design informs the Palomitas by Palomo Barceló designs, beginning with Manolo Barceló: the expert in handmade rope and weaving who turned his skills to footwear when he began creating espadrilles for the world’s leading fashion houses. From here, Barceló’s son, Manuel Barceló Martínez, launched Paloma Barceló in 2002, referencing the traditional Spanish artisanry of his father’s label, with a new range of contemporary designs. Palomitas is the diffusion line that sees the label focus on a younger and edgier look. Think suede boots lined with fur, block heeled moccasins in metallics and the signature espadrilles in vibrant shades.
With the help of renowned designers such as Palomitas, See by Chloe, and Schutz espadrilles are making a fierce comeback this Summer 2016. We've even jumped into the mix with our very own take on the classic style.
Originally from Spain, espadrilles are instantly recognizable thanks to their unique braided rope soles (although today's versions have a reinforced sole for extra durability. The name espadrille itself comes from 'esparto' - a plant which was originally burnt and used to make the soles.
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication"
Its simplicity allows it to be worn with a variety of clothing, from shorts, to jeans, to maxi dresses. Plus the 100% natural sole moulds to the shape of the wearer's foot and is more breathable - which we can all agree is essential in the intense heat of summer.
In the 1960s Parisian designer Yves Saint-Laurent commissioned a pair with a heel to be created - something previously unheard of, but which quickly became a staple trend.
Check out our latest arrivals of espadrilles here.