One thing that I love about blogging is being able to work with amazing people who want to impact change in the world through the shared love for fashion. Recently, I connected with the lovely folks from Standfor, which just launched its first footwear collection earlier this month.
Originating from Portugal, the brand believes in uniting fashion and meaning and have demonstrated so with their first “Smoke Less” concept for their debut collection. On top of monetary contributions towards organisations, Standfor also takes inspiration from its subject of focus for the basis of each shoe’s design. In this season’s case, Standfor incorporated health issues related to smoking like fertility problems, breathing difficulties and even passive smoking into its Spring/Summer 2015 designs.
The “Smoke Less” collection comes in 6 different lines – Fertility, Breathe, Passive, Leaf, Out and Literal – with each line representing an aspect of smoking. My personal favourites are those from the Leaf line, where the designers took inspiration from the tobacco leaf and played on its beauty in the most natural form, rather than its more well-known destructive state as cigarettes. I have to say that it is very interesting to see how Standfor’s designers translated particular smoking-related issues into beautifully-designed shoes, for both women and men!
Here are some of my favourites from the Spring/Summer 2015 collection:
Are you ready to talk your walk? Check out Standfor’s debut collection for SS 2015 here.