Spanish woven textiles are known for their soft texture, vibrant color combinations, and durability. They are folksy without being simple and it can really brighten up your life. In southern Spain, where people often keep the doors open during the day, heavy textile curtains serve as breathable privacy screens. The textiles are also traditionally used in shoe making.
This cheerful pair by Gioseppo is a good example. Black, pale emerald green, and golden yellow stripes look amazing against a blush pink background. These espadrilles are currently available through YOOX in US size 7,8, and 10 at a moderate price (to buy them click on the picture).
What I was particularly smitten with lately is the textile charm of Castañer‘s Summer 2015 collection.
Textile cloth used by Castañer in its SS15 collection is designer grade: the large-grain texture and custom patterns give it a ton of character.
The electric blue of the leather makes the multi-colored pattern of the wedge pop even more.
Here it is the other way around. The white jute wedge makes a great a backdrop for the hand-crafted textile upper.
And a matching clutch.
This unique red and white pattern transforms a basic espadrille into a rustic fantasy.
Aren’t they just charming?
These and similar models are currently available from the Castañer online shop. When they do make it to YOOX, Castañer‘s textile cloth pieces tend to sell out faster than the other pieces. Fortunately, items from Castañer‘s 2015 textile charm collection are also carried by a number of very good online retailers like FarFetch (Spanishoegallery Blog‘s affiliate partner), LUISAVIAROMA, Net-a-Porter, UK’s Rubbersole, Sarenza, and SpartooUK (the last three only deliver within the UK, Spartoo.com also delivers to France and the Benelux countries).