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A Luxury Showcase of Handcrafted Bespoke Shoes
7 June 2018 (Hong Kong) – Founded in 1928, Rene Caovilla has been committed to passing on its passion for timeless style and innovation for over nine decades, standing proudly in the market with its Italian elegance and unrivalled craftsmanship. Like a beautiful piece of jewelry, every pair of Caovilla is meticulously crafted by skilled artisans in the Venice atelier. Sparkling Swarovski crystals of various hues and shapes are carefully set by artisans using the haute couture technique, ensuring that the shoe, including the iconic crystal-clad sole, reveals the most dramatic brilliance ever. It takes six to eight experienced artisans 96 hours on average to create a pair of Caovilla shoes, which are the synonym of rarity and luxury. From elegant to bold style, casual design to glamorous pumps, Rene Caovilla fully embodies the spirit of Venice, the “Eternal City”. Elegant, romantic and sensual, the original Italian label has been known for its sophistication and individuality. Launched over 50 years ago, the classic CLEO sandals featuring coiled straps that sinuously wrap around the ankles remains a timeless favorite of stars and celebrities, such as Rihanna, Rita Ora, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Chastain, Bella Hadid, Gigi Hadid, Tyra Banks and Jasmine Sanders. Manifesting the Italian DNA, Rene Caovilla’s allure comes from its uniqueness, refined style, passion and love for life. The distinctive and bold creations reflect the infectious yet romantic charm of Venice, as well as the colorful Italian culture. Rene Caovilla recently presented the first two-day “Artisan Tour Hong Kong” in Hong Kong, where Italian artisans were invited to showcase the most authentic haute couture craftsmanship. From pattern making, leather matching, crystal setting to stitching, the remarkable expertise and skills of artisans led the visitors on a magical journey of beauty and visual delights.
Rene Caovilla also launched the personalization bespoke service during the tour covering three popular styles, namely the CLEO collection with signature serpent straps, FW18 AUDRIE collection and the wearable and stylish GRACE pumps. Adorned with dazzling Swarovski crystals, these statement shoes will be available in silk and velvet in a dozen tasteful colours. Customers may also personalize their shoes with Swarovski crystal-embellished names, numbers or patterns (up to five alphabets and symbols for each side; design on each side can be different) to create a truly unique look. From cutting to hand-stitching, every pair of customised shoes will be masterfully crafted to perfection by a dedicated artisan over 10 to 14 weeks, reflecting the Venetian’s love for artistic beauty, and the house’s dedication to quality excellence. These stylish works of art will the ultimate collectibles for tastemakers and collectors of the legendary designer.