In a world of fast fashion, the effortless elegance of classic French girl style becomes ever more desirable. The idea of valuing quality over quantity and curating an undeniably chic wardrobe that is relevant from year to year, is not only easier on the wallet but on the planet too.
In French girl style, ballet flats are as essential in the wardrobe as the Breton and the classic trench. Paired with jeans for weekend brunch, sharp blazer for work, or a dreamy lightweight skirt for picnicking, ballet flats are comfortable without sacrificing style. Now Denmark’s iconic designer, ECCO Shoes, has raised the bar in both comfort and chic with the Anine ballerina flat.
Named after Anine Frolich, an 18th century dancer and the first Danish ballet star, the Anine comes in a range of innovative and on-trend luxury leathers and also uses ECCO’s pioneering Fluidform™ Direct Comfort Technology. The soft PU leather is direct-injected into the one-component sole, wrapping and protecting the underfoot and delivering exceptional shock absorption and a bit of bounce.
Newly lightweight and with a 1.5mm heel, ECCO Anine comes in seven stunning colourways. Just as French girl style typically highlights one statement piece, the Anine range includes stand-out metallics, patent and the gorgeous Rose Dust Latica floral – a celebration of spring that will lift your heart and your heels. Find ECCO Anine at 195 Papanui Road, Merivale or shop online at www.eccoshoes.co.nz.
Beautiful shoes and accessories for Cup Day are a must – and a unique new range in the ECCO Spring/Summer collection will ensure you stand out in the crowd.
Ecco True Indigo Leather has opened up more colours, textures and possibilities for shoes and bags, with a new leather innovation and a dye that has coloured almost every civilisation, from the ancient to the modern. For thousands of years, man had not found a way of dyeing premium cow and camel leathers indigo blue and achieving exceptional results. But Ecco Leather, based in the Netherlands and widely regarded as the world’s leading research and development centre for the material, made the breakthrough. Reinterpreting the traditional, artisanal methods of dyeing jeans, three different finishes for Ecco True Indigo Leather have been developed – with more colours to come.
Just as every hide is different, the same drum at the tannery can produce many different gradations of indigo blue. Highlights amongst the collection include the Ecco Shape Wedge Plateau Sandal, and the Ecco Sp 2 Medium Doctor’s Bag, with its denim look achieved with Ecco True Indigo camel leather, which shows more of the natural imperfections than cow hide. The combination of the denim-inspired camel leather and the hand-stitched top handles gives the women’s bag its distinctive appeal.
With a strong focus on simplicity, function, and environmentally friendly practices, Ecco constantly strives to make the most comfortable and versatile footwear.
Visit the store on 195 Papanui Rd, or shop online