Yves Carter Studios Fall/Winter 2017 collection combines the refined with the rugged, and sees classic shoemaking skills fused with modern technological processes, offering a link between the past and present. Dress, casual, and active shapes are combined: designs focus on multifunctional and multiseasonal styling, in line with the rise of transitional footwear. Functionality remains an integral feature across upper, insole and outsole components, adding durability and support, and premium-level materials remain just as important, focusing on new approaches to revamp essential active silhouettes.
Materials offer multiple looks that work across multiple seasons. Finishes and treatments create protective surfaces, allowing designs to work harder and last longer. Distinctive designs reinforce a handmade quality, maintains a sense of individuality for men’s and, offering a range of contemporary looks in line with Yves Carter Studios experience.
Organic green tones are influenced by jungle undergrowth, offering a new take on utility drab, and providing an earthy balance. Colours such as Taupe and Ash are grounded by deep, earth-based tones, and offer a new richness for winter collections. Aster and Ochre have new appeal: a new appreciation of dark tones sees intense Ochre and Ochre become modern alternatives to classic browns and navys, Neutrals have a changeable appearance: neutrals become more layered and complicated for F/W 17, with changeable shades such as grey-toned, sand and green.