I've always been following Spanish footwear export Camper. In fact there were a few occurrences when I was itching to purchase Camper Together models, notably the ones from Bernhard Willhelm collab. Alas, further research revealed the company uses pig skin lining for most of the shoes. Religion versus fashion has always been a personal battle for me, but so far my stand is not to let 'frivolous' things like shoes compromise my faith and religious practice.
“I am very excited by this new challenge. I feel connected to the singular philosophy and values of the brand. The process of creativity remains as free as 40 years ago, and Camper manages to keep its authenticity. A unique laboratory that combines craftsmanship and high-tech skills, in the heart of Mallorca, where everything started.” Romain KremerAnd the SS15 products are equally high-tech and futuristic looking without being too costumey. Of course there's a sense of references from other designers of this genre, but overall, I believe the young crowd would be ready to spend some extra moolah for carefully designed, durable and highly wearable footwear like this. However it's quite unfortunate that Malaysia most probably will not have a taste of the installments as they will be stocked in select CamperLab stores globally. (As this is not sad enough, there's no e-shop for Malaysian Camper shoppers as of yet as well....)
I'd like to get my hands on (with gloves, for sure, ehem) on the Spaceship range of CamperLab shoes. Everything looks current with a touch of sober futurism.
And here are past season (FW 14) shoes from Kremer's design tutelage which are equally covetable:
Words by Hafidzudin Zainal
Images from fuckingyoung.es/Camper website