Brazilian footwear brand, Ipanema, has once again teamed up with renowned designer, Philippe Starck, for another installment in their ongoing collaboration.
The 2018 collection, launching worldwide, features a fresh take on past models and introduces new ergonomics to reconcile optimized comfort and high elegance through 4 chic, cultured and minimal designs.
“The closer you get to the body, the less you can lie. You have to go to the minimum, to the square root, in order to reach elegance and timelessness. The Ipanema with Starck collection explores the territory of high elegance paired with the utmost minimalism. When you reach elegance with a few dollars or euros, it is no longer magic; it is a modern miracle,” Philippe Starck said.
Starck created his collection with a bionic approach, learning from the body, from its movement to how it works, to design objects in harmony with human nature. The 2018 collection achieves this technical perfection with updates in both the soles and straps of the sandals. The soles feature an even softer formulation than seen in past styles to yield maximum comfort through the use of rounded edges and cleaner designs. The goal here is to use the least amount of material possible and allow the sandals to become part of the body. It is adaptable to all foot types with the use of EVA. EVA is a soft but durable material that provides lightness and flexibility and is resistant to tension and deformation.
Focusing on sustainability, Ipanema with Starck was developed with 100% recyclable materials. To achieve Starck’s designs, Ipanema adapted its industrial process to one that is more manual and artisanal. The production process employs a proprietary injection technique to guarantee the product’s superior comfort and delicate quality. Every strap and sole is assembled by hand, allowing for a perfect fit. The Ipanema with Starck collection is the perfect balance between industrial production and artisanal savoir-faire.
The Ipanema with Starck line’s palette is a blend of black and white monochrome and an orange soft acid tone. The Ipanema With Starck Collection will be available in May 2018 on the following stores:
- Shoe Salon Branches-Virra Mall, Shangri-la Mall, UP Town Center Katipunan, Trinoma, Robinsons Ermita Manila, Glorietta
- Bambu – Bonifacio High St., Glorietta, Nuvali
- Ipanema Store (Boutique)- SM Clark, SM Pampanga, SM Sta. Rosa, SM Dasmarinas
- SM Department Store Branches- SM Fairview, SM North EDSA, SM MOA, SM Mega Mall, SM Makati, SM San Lazaro, SM Las Pinas, SM SRP Cebu, SM Iloilo, SM Bacolod, SM Davao
- Robinsons Ermita Dept Store
- Chimes Davao
- Landmark Dept Store- Trinoma & Makati
- Online- Zalora, Adobomall