Founded in 1960, the Italian brand “Ferca ’81” based in San Daniele del Friuli was born from an idea of Mr. G. Candusso, who started to design his own shoes. The brand has rapidly become a leader in the footwear industry. While maintaining its 100% made-in-Italy and hand-made production thanks to the work of its skilful, dedicated workers, the company has also given birth to the “Le Babe” trademark: a collection of ultra comfortable women’s shoes featuring an unconventional, colourful and fanciful style.
For the next Le Babe’s Autumn/Winter 2018-19 collection, the top players are once again represented by the Classic and the Urban lines, which both share a common, fundamental element: i.e., the search for 100% made-in-Italy quality through ultra comfortable, trendy shoes.
For the Classic line – suitable for ceremonies and formal occasions -, Le Babe is now proposing ballerinas and Mary Jane shoes enriched with flakes in a Bon-Ton style, as well as buckles and valuable jewellery details. The lightly-rounded ballerinas play with the contrast of colours on their toes, while Mary Jane shoes can boast an exclusive design with squared heels with all-over sequins. Here the quality of the Made in Italy Tradition is reflected in the printed leather/suede processing with 3D effect.
The Urban line – designed for a metropolitan lifestyle – includes slip-ons and loafers, ankle-boots, Cuissardes (over-the-knee boots), court shoes, and Oxford shoes. Within this line, soft feathers with beads applications and colourful inserts in mink fur are totally predominant, but Animalier prints, sequins and maxi flakes are also present. Absolute novelty for the next season will be the gems set into the heels of pumps and ankle boots. In addition, fully lace-up shoes are returning in great style with their grid tread on base, ultra light construction and decorated with rhinestones on their sides. For women loving mountains trekking, the collection offers very warm UGG boots, sneaker shoes and leather hiking boots.
The colour palette for the next collection by Le Babe include hues and shades of black, navy blue, burgundy, grey, and beige to be combined with ‘shocking’ colours such as fuchsia, electric blue, silver and metallic green.