Italian shoe brand René Caovilla celebrates 80 years this year and is ready to celebrate in style.
Events to mark the anniversary are slated to take place in Venice, where the brand is manufactured, and in New York, in addition to other cities in Europe early this year. There also planed two capsule collections for department stores such as Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus.
Introducing his first solo collection in Milan during fashion week for spring, chief executive officer Edoardo Caovilla said the pieces have a more youthful and contemporary edge. For example, sneakers and espadrilles with crystals were displayed alongside the feminine jewel sandals the brand is known for.
“It’s more about additional pieces, rather than drastic changes, and it’s in response to our customers’ requests,” said Caovilla, who joined the company as chief operating officer in 2009 and was appointed creative director this year. His father, René Fernando, will continue to hold the title of president. – wwd.com
Ten models, inspired by shoes that made the Caovilla heritage, have been re-edited and given a contemporary, luxury treatment. It’s a limited edition that tells a story of unparalleled excellence in the breathtaking scene of Venice — hand-picked by Bergdorf Goodman’s Shoe Salon team. And when you shop the Rene Caovilla Anniversary Collection Thursday, February 13, you’ll receive a sketch to complement your collection.