Superga x Patternity
You guys know I’m a massive fan of Superga, as well as being a huge supporter of monochrome prints (!), so I’m thrilled that the sneakers brand has teamed up with Patternity. Patternity started life as a print archive but is now a creative studio too, and has previous collaborated with Clarks on some limited edition desert boots, so it knows what it’s doing when it comes to putting patterns onto shoes. These are available (amongst other stockists) at my fav sneaker store, Kickslove, and prices start at £65.
Knight of the realm
You might have noticed that espadrilles are big news this summer. You might have also noticed that mules, or slip-on loafers, are big news, too. So how to get the most points on the trendometer this summer? Pick a pair of slip-on espadrilles of course! Topshop is winning at this at the moment with its ‘Knight’ espadrilles, complete with chic pointy toe. They’re available in three options – black, zebra and a dreamy oriental-style print – but they’re limited edition, so if you fancy a pair for yourself, don’t hang about! They’re £52, topshop.com
Grenson x Persephone
What’s that? Another collaboration with another of my favourite brands? I’m being totally spoilt this week! The story with this one goes that Grenson, which is located opposite Persephone Book’s Lambs Conduit Store in London, had the idea that its bright endpaper patterns might look splendid on a pair of Grenson shoes. So off they popped across the road to suggest the idea and lo an behold, here they are! Aren’t they fabulous? They’re available from April 27th and will be £430, and each pair comes in a special box with a Persephone book, too.