Spotted under the radar in new arrivals this week is a pair of exceptionally unique dress shoes from Givenchy. Surprising news as the Givenchy Richelieu Metal-Plate Buckle Lace-Up Shoe
is now officially available for commercial sale. The iconic pair was first offered at Selfridges & Co., second leading to Lane Crawford
and now at SSENSE
since the beginning of March 2014.
It has been more than a year since it was first revealed in the Givenchy Fall Winter 2013 menswear fashion show
, various snippets of the pair were featured in global editorial magazine spread throughout Fall Winter 2013 for further admiration and sigh over the privation footwear, due to contracted manufacturing issues.
There are minor differences between the runway sample and commercial pair for 2014. The main highlights between both are similar, this season’s featured metal-plate buckle is available in mirror silver finish comparative to the matte silver or black brush prototype versions. This current variant derives from the time honoured Givenchy Richelieu Lace-Up Shoes, it is a basic calf-leather shoe with lace-up details merit from it’s distinctive silhouette that was officially made available for every season as part of the classic designer collection.
Get Michael’s Look:
– Givenchy Black & Silver Richelieu Metal Buckle Lace Up Shoe. Buffed leather metal buckle feature ‘Richelieu’ lace-up shoes in black. Point toe. Inverted lace-up closure. Extra wide contoured silver-tone metal snap-down buckle at vamp with hinged tab closure at outer side. Leather interior and sole. Tonal stitching. Upper: leather & metal. Interior & sole: 100% leather. Made in Portugal.
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– Givenchy Metal Buckle Leather Shoes. Featuring a distinctive mirror metal buckle, these Givenchy shoes add a modern twist to a classic style. Crafted with a mix of contrasting materials, this pair showcases the label’s signature aesthetics. Wear them with tailored shirts to uplift your look. Black, lace up covered by silver metal buckle, almond toe, stacked heel. Designer shoe bag included 100% leather upper, insole, and sole.
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