Call it post fashion week syndrome, but I am now on the hunt for a pair of chic yet comfortable flats. Interestingly, the pair I have my eye on comes courtesy of Saint Laurent, which will be launching its Dance collection of ballerinas later this month.
Part of the brand’s Permanent collection which also features classics such as the Le Smoking and biker jacket, Dance has been described by Hedi Slimane – aka the press release – as a “real adaptation of ballet slippers for everyday.”
Up until now we’ve only caught a glimpse of the shoes in two beautiful videos directed by Slimane, but now we can finally reveal more details.
While the shape is quite simple – they are made from super soft leather but are still sturdy in construction – they have the cool details one now expects from a Saint Laurent creation from the knotted bow in waxed cotton to the understated colour palette.
There are six classic colours available, ranging from the perfect shade of yellow to metallic silver. Also expect seasonal variations that are a bit more edgy. My picks for autumn include the vinyl style and the black pair with micro studs, which matches the new baby Duffel bag launched earlier in the season.
Plus each pair comes in a double handled Saint Laurent cotton bag. Practical yet chic, no?