Friday, 4 February 2011

Italian footwear brand Arfango to
open debut London store

Arfango, the luxury heritage Florentine shoe and accessories brand, will open its first UK stand-alone on Walton Street, London SW3, on 7 February. This will be Arfango's second store, the first having opened in Saint Tropez in 2009. Styles available include the 'Velvet Shoe', a silk velvet, hand-stitched moccasin, in a colour palette that includes fire-engine-red, royal blue, purple and lavender, as well as chocolate brown, gun-metal grey and black. Women’s collections include velvet pumps, boots and stilettos for day and heeled sandals for evening. Eelskin, patent leather, ponyskin, dappled leather, brushed calf and laminated python are decorated with silk detailing in bold colours: mauve, red, turquoise, fuchsia and black. The label has become popular with celebrities including Cameron Diaz, Rachel Blanchard, Morgan Freeman, Adrien Brody, Ryan Gosling and the American R&B and soul artist, Eric Benet.