The Santoni s/s 19 collection is all about lightness. Everything is softly made. Lines are reduced to the pure essence. Even the colored patinas so typical of Santoni gain an impalpable transparency in the most subtle way such that it lends a gentle allure to the iconic styles – double or single monkstraps, with or without fringes.
To accentuate the idea of subtraction, soles and heels are left untouched in their natural hide. The crocodile styles are interpreted softly, too. Braided piping draws 3d profiles on slippers and loafers, in a quest for the exquisite virtuoso that is subtle and never ostentatious.
Unstructured and lightweight, lace-ups, ankle boots and desert boots have a lived-in elegance that also characterizes the boating styles. Light nuances juxtaposed in pictorial ways give the sneakers a tactile and sophisticated softness. The choice of materials and colors conveys the message: suede, nubuck, unlined calf, ultra-soft crocodile, in a neutral and calm palette of light grays, taupe, sand and white.
Accessories include a backpack, briefcase and underarm bag made in two-toned hand colored and polished ultra-soft calfskin. Everything comes together, in the name of manual dexterity and joy of color which are quintessentially Italian and undeniably Santoni.