ince stepping onto the local women’s footwear scene in 2011, Provensen has stood out like a beacon for the well shod. A focus on soft leather and suede, sensible (yet sexy) heel heights and a sweet 1970s vibe has been garnering the Sydney-based label a solid following of girls who want cute shoes – without the sore feet.
With the warmer months fast approaching, designer Faye Montalban has produced a stellar fourth collection for spring summer 2012/13. Where the popular winter range turned classic elements of men’s footwear into desert boots and brogues for girls, her new line embraces femininity with a neat assortment of takes on the sandal.
Montalban wanted to create a collection that embodied the Australian coastal summer. Earthy colours and tactile materials do the trick, coming together as shoes that beg to be thrown on with the lightest of summer dresses.
Stacked heels and wedges in tan and chocolate make baby blue, cherry red and mustard tones pop. An intricate basket weave features on the Bobby – a comfortable mule style right on trend. Then there's Yessica, a true stand out. This thick-strapped suede sandal comes in peach yellow, watermelon pink and classic black, its asymmetric block heel injecting a distinctly 90s feel into an already effortlessly cool shoe. Provensen’s vintage quirks have even been given a modern edge with the addition of neoprene in the Apples style, a lace-up sandal reminiscent of bowling sneaker.
Every single style looks like it would feel just as comfortable worn at a festival as at the beach, shopping, picnicking in the park or dancing the night away. Provensen has made us edgy with anticipation for summer.