I apologise for keeping you waiting for the photos and news on Sepala's launch that took place back on the 8th of September. I had some earthly things to attend to.
On the 8th of September, at the super-cute and intimate Sepala store on Benjamin Franklin str., no 9, we got to see the new fall/winter collection. A word to describe it? AWESOME!
Mihaela Glavan, the designer, has conquered new grounds: the army boots. Of course every other single shoe from the collection was incredible, but these new commers army boots have been the stars. Everybody coming to see the collection would stop and stare at the amazingly crafted boots. What makes these shoes special is that they have the toughness of the style, but it has been combined with the femininity given by the so-well-selected smooth leather, the smooth finishes, the simple design. No studs, no spikes, no nothing - just simplicity and femininity. Managing to blend all these in an army shoe, I think this is a great success the designer can boast. They are available in black and grey.
The rest of the colection features some amazing leather thigh-high boots which come both in the ultra-popular nude, but also in classic sexy black.
The fall collection also features some great pumps, both platform and semi-kitten heels, in a wide range of fabrics and shades: from the amazingly cool blue suede platform pumps - which will make you play said Elvis track and start dancing - to the cute nude pumps with a pointy toe, the very casual tweed and blue suede shoes with a strong heel or the classic leather platform pumps.
The collection would not be complete without the booties and the boots. The ankle boots are amazing! Honestly, I couldn't decide which one is my favourite. The fabrics: classic leather, leather with an used look, suede. The colours: deep green, blue, black. There could be only one height to these amazing shoes: PLATFORMS! With the desginer's trademarks - the great finish, the quality, the originality in the one thing that makes the shoes different such as the metal laces, the buckles, the broidery-like leather - these booties are one of a kind and will surely bring everyone's attention at your feet.
The collection also features some great slouchy boots with a comfy low and strong heel which are great for everyday wear:
Also, the collection brings us some great maxi and midi clutches, with embroidery details, also known as laser-cut:
The designer has also launched on the same day the RSM (Reconstructed Style for Men) f/w 2010 collection. Of course the shoes are brilliant, of course they keep the designer's trademark. They would be perfect for any urban guy out there who likes to make a statement and change the monotony of men shoes. Here are some examples:
"This year, for the fall/winter Sepala and RSM collections, I had a more different approach. For the women line, but also for the men line, I have introduced more details of punk-rock inspiration. I have always liked combining fabrics, textures and create new pattern elements" said Mihaela Glavan.
The collections are already available in the online store, here. They will be in the Sepala store on Benjamin Franklin street for sale, starting tomorrow.
All in all, it was a great experience: shoes, great people, Mihaela Glavan. What more could you want? I will leave you to some photos from the lanch. Have a great week and happy shopping!
photos source: Mihaela Glavan