Spotted This Season2017-09-20
It's an unspoken rule at Margaux that leopard is a neutral. It goes with anything, dresses up everything, and lends a bit of flair all year round. The print has long been part of our brand vernacular, as it was one of the first limited-edition shoes we introduced after we launched two years ago. We then reintroduced the print in various forms on our other silhouettes including a miniature snow-leopard riff for our Pointe, and a show-stopping leopard heel for our inaugural Heel collection. Each time, it's proved to be universally loved - and infinitely wearable.
When it comes to the design process, and with all of our materials, we pride ourselves in our rigorous material sourcing - and our Leopard haircalf is no exception. We work with the premier haircalf tannery in Italy, who produces for the most covetable brands in the world, to produce our leopard haircalf which is custom-colored according to the season.
"For an occasion - Leave your heels at home. We'll be wearing these shoes with a mini dress and leather jacket to fall parties in the city."
At this tannery, we found the perfect leopard pattern - A classic print that was just the right size for the slim profile of our shoes. Because of the fine nature of this material, it's handled with utmost care at our factory in Spain: The uppers are hand-cut and stitched to ensure the pattern matches perfectly on each foot.
"For the weekend - Our answer to life's sartorial questions usually involves good denim and a cozy sweater. Weekend wardrobe solved."
The result is a haircalf that's both durable (the material is naturally resistant to scratches, marks, and stains) and unbelievably comfortable: Fine haircalf like ours is soft, flexible, and only gets more comfortable with time.
"For the office - Pair these cheeky flats with a slim black pant and tie-neck blouse."
We're not making any promises, but leopard (in some form or another) will always have a place in our collections. With an impeccable fit and an outfit-making print, it packs style and comfort by the spot.
Photos by Bridget Badore for Margaux