Expression of Italian Artistry: Santoni SS19
Lightness: a way of making things and a way of being- the Santoni s/s 19 collection is once again a pure expression of Italian artisanal artistry. At a time when the urge of appearing at
Lightness: a way of making things and a way of being- the Santoni s/s 19 collection is once again a pure expression of Italian artisanal artistry. At a time when the urge of appearing at all costs generates high and forced tones, the choice is however one of sotto voce, in the belief that kindness hides real strength.
Everything is softly made; the lines are reduced to the pure essence, even the coloured patinas so typical of Santoni, gain an impalpable transparency in the almost imperceptible nuances that land a gentle allure to the iconic styles- double or single monkstraps, with or without fringes.
To accentuate the idea of subtraction, soles and heels are left untouched in their natural hide. The crocodile styles are interpreted softly, too. Braided piping draws 3d profiles on slippers and loafers, in a quest for the exquisite virtuoso that is subtle and never ostentatious. Unstructured and lightweight, lace-ups, ankle boots and desert boots have a lived-in elegance that also characterizes the boating styles.
Light nuances juxtaposed in pictorial ways give the sneakers a tactile and sophisticated softness. The choice of materials and colours conveys the message: suede, nubuck, unlined calf, ultra-soft crocodile, in a neutral and calm palette of light grays, taupe, sand and white.
The expression of their SS19’ collection is quintessentially Italian, and undeniably Santoni.