Finsk shoes inspired by the colours of Studio Ghibli and the Moomins by Tove Jansson aka my childhood companion VHS staples?!? Can we say gagging for it all together. What makes it even better is that these shoes are part of Finsk‚Äôs new collaboration with Faith which will be available in April. I‚Äôve been a little iffy with their past collaborations with the likes of Olivia Morris and Gil Carvalho as I‚Äôve liked some designs but loathed others. These however get a double yes from me even if I didn‚Äôt know Julia Lundsten also is a fan of Studio Ghibli. She has also taken architectural shapes from Alvar Aalto and Eero Saarinen in truly traditional Finsk fashion and applied them to these shoes for Faith. The colours and moods definitely remind me of those aforementioned refreshingly organic and untainted animation.
Judging from these preview images of Finsk‚Äôs AW08 collection ‚ÄòLucid Dreams‚Äô, the Faith collaboration seems like an even more bargainous buy as the two collections are not aesthetically speaking miles apart. Of course we are talking superior and more unique materials such as nubuck and tumbled metallic leather with that same combination of textures and architectural shapes that I last observed.
Still, seeing as designer-high street collaborations in shoes have yet to reach the stages of fruition that the clothes have, I‚Äôll be looking forward to these offerings from Faith.