SS19 sees the introduction of several new Ancient Greek Sandals styles, now available at Rustan's Department Store Makati and Gateway stores.
The Delia, a flattering new style with a back strap to support the foot, makes it the perfect ‘day to night’ option, especially in metallic or platinum tones.
The Erikousa, Mathraki, Othoni styles meanwhile, are a series of typical ancient Greek styles have been named after a collection of tiny islands in Northern Corfu. Others include the Korkira sandal and Liston slide, which feature multiple diagonal straps running in parallel, and both the Hippolyte and Antiope styles that use straps running in zig-zag patterns.
New fabrics for SS19 include the ‘Tweed’, which is available in either white or black with, or a multi-coloured / metallic option; offering a more formal and urban look to the sandals. The Canvas lamé in Celeste, Fuchsia and Gold offers a more playful, evening option. The ‘Retino Pois’, which is a semi transparent mesh with flocked black pois, is a great evening option for a more refined sophisticated look. Within the big buckle group, a vinyl tortoiseshell fabrication has been introduced, adding a new spin to the group. Black, white and natural sandals have also been updated to include an oversized tortoiseshell buckle.
Thin Braided Styles
Following the success of the delicate braided ‘Eleftheria’ sandal, three new plaited styles have been added to this feminine group.
Chains and Diamonds
A chunky curb chain in gold or anthracite decorates four classic Ancient Greek Sandals styles; the Taygete slide; the multistrap Niki; the more discreet Polymnia; and finally the delicate Mnimosini thong sandal with a chain that wraps around the ankle.
For the evening, strappy classic Ancient Greek Sandals styles; including the Apli Eleftheria, Apli Katia, Niki and Sofia; are decorated with an elegant baguette diamond chain that is hand sewn onto the leather upper.
Inspired by the Matala caves of Crete, which were occupied by hippies in the 60’s, the the Poulia has the linked straps form the whole of the sandal, while the Matala leaves the entire foot bare, the links forming a dramatic double ankle strap.
Three everyday sandals constituting simple lines: the Kynthia, Plexi and Skyriani have been developed with plaits in place of the classic straps.
Named after a group of beautiful Islands called 'The small Cyclades': Donousa, Schinousa and Koufonisi, this elaborate set of refined sandals, characterised by thin bands of interlocking leather, are available in natural tones as well as a metallic mix.
In response to a desire for more feminine designs, new ultra-thin straps have been created for SS19. The elegant Meloivia, Eretria and Kilini; available in black, natural or metallic combinations; are the perfect choice for an evening sandal.
The new ' Soft Tubular' group features straps of folded nappa leather that are knotted at the join rather than with hardware. Doro, the simplest of the group, uses just a thong style upper for support, while the Hydra and Spetses use extra straps for an easy to wear slide. Elpiniki adds a supportive back strap to the group, while Morphi utilises multiple straps that wrap around the ankle. These simple yet refined sandals are available in a variety of colours and combinations, such as red and pink or violet and yellow, while black and natural sandals are offered with the addition of a leopard insole.
Following the success of our classic braided Eleftheria style, Ancient Greek Sandals introduces the Eleftheria Jelly for SS19. Created using recyclable PVC, these delicate, feminine styles can be worn from beach to bar, without the worry of damaging natural leather.
A more comfortable alternative to the signature Ancient Greek Sandals leather sole, the new comfort group features a soft moulded sole with inbuilt cushions to help support the foot during extended wear. Relaxed and anatomical, yet still feminine, the new design has been combined with the classic uppers, as well as with the more delicate, refined straps found in the latest collection. Certain styles, such as the Niki Comfort, also feature the decorative gold ‘nails’; a signature addition to the Ancient Greek Sandals’ roster.
About Ancient Greek Sandals
Born and raised in Greece, designer Christina Martini previously worked as a shoe designer for Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton and Iris srl before creating her own line of sandals and shoes.
Ancient Greek Sandals are now available at the world’s best retailers including Rustan’s Makati and Rustan’s Gateway.