Repetto is a well-known ballet shoes label in Paris with its legacy dating back to 1947. During my trip to Paris I had the opportunity to visit its store at Rue Paix near Place Vendome. It was packed to the brim, so much so that they had to put people in queues in order to just to allow smooth traffic within the store.
Their first pointe shoes were created by Rose Repetto at the request of her son dancer and choreographer Roland Petit. Currently the brand expands to not just ballet shoes per se as it now produces contemporary models for both men and women.
The simple, elegant styling of its shoes have quickly made their way into fashion with collaborations with celebrated designers like Comme des Garcons, Karl Lagerfeld and more recent ones like Rodarte.
Repetto X Rodarte
Being spoilt for the array of options in the store I finally resorted to this brown suede desert boots which evokes the softest feeling upon caressing the leather.
Everything looks delicate from the suede upper to tiny eyelets for the laces...
... and not to mention the smooth leather sole that unfortunately will be ruined instantaneously as my feet will definitely touch the crude tarmac streets of Kuala Lumpur.
The main feature of Repetto shoes is the way the leather sole is sewn to the shoe from the inside first before being turned the right way around.
I'm wearing these magnificent boots with Helmut Lang light cotton long shirt/trench, Giordano striped tee and Topman pants.
The Helmut Lang shirt was a purchase long time ago from Wondermomo in Plaza Mon't Kiara, and I only managed to wear it recently at the Dior presentation.
I like how the tightness of the shirt can be adjusted accordingly by the buttons at the back, which will create some sort of a flare...
For more history on Repetto (in French, but Google Translate always helps) you can visit this website.