Welcoming Louis Leeman to ZOOFASHIONS.COM
Posted on 02 April 2016
Louis Leeman has enjoyed an exponential growth in recognition and popularity since the year of its inception. Launched officially in 2012, the label is the creative vision of Dutch shoe designer Louis Leeman and his wife Erica Pelosini, a research stylist from Italy. The two met while studying at the Polimoda school in Florence and found that they shared a fervourous passion for fashion design. Bouyed by his fascination for detailed craftmanship, Leeman often worked closely with major fashion houses, exploring new styles and cultivating his own technique. The desire to introduce their own reimagining of elegant and extravagant footwear designs sparked the inspiration for Leeman and Pelosini to create their own brand in the Dutchman's namesake.
It takes no more than a fleeting glance at the meticulous craftsmanship in any pair of Louis Leeman's shoes to understand why the designer has taken the fashion world by storm. The Dutch designer takes classic footwear silhouettes and punctuates them with an inimitable sense of flamboyance, each style subsequently adopting a truly distinctive persona. Louis Leeman shoes are a true reflection of the ambition of the modern gentleman; refined with a rebellious attitude.
The Swarovski High Top Trainer and Swarovski Gradient Dark Trainer are testaments to Louis Leeman's design philosophy, with their strikingly beautiful, jewel encrusted bodies enhancing the profiles of otherwise ordinary sneakers. The high top is accented by a sleek silver metal captoe, while the low top rendition sports an elegant suede leather body.
With his Black Leather Slipper, Louis Leeman presents us with a typically elegant evening slipper, which is underscored by a hand made, gold metal captoe. The combination of both elements promotes a wonderful juxtaposition of styles, and creates a shoe which is tailor made for the red carpet.
Metal accessories are a recurring feature throughout the Louis Leeman SS16 collection, perhaps demonstrated most creatively by the Chain-Embellished Low Trainer. Expertly crafted from an interlocking silk weave, this slip-on trainer exudes an aura of rugged confidence with its metal chain embellishment. This trainer effortlessly upgrades the typical weekend outfit with an edgy, punk inspired finish.
The refinied, yet bold nature of the Black & Gold High Top Trainer makes it an instant favourite with sneaker enthusiasts. The trainer simply oozes class with its stunning grain leather body and lustrous gold highlights, including ski boot inspired metal hooks. It's just the kind of distinguished look that demonstrates Leeman's real appreciation for classic style, while still endeavouring to offer an exclusive imprint.