Dutch accessories label Wandler is one of the biggest accessory brands to come out of the last few years, with the trapeze-shaped colourful totes and belt bags winning over influencers and A-listers alike. And now, Wandler is moving in an exciting new direction with its first footwear collection, which launches tomorrow.
The label's creative director and founder, Elza Wandler, has designed a collection of five key styles for the new season, each in a number of bright colours or striking prints, including an elegant ankle boot and square-toed mules.
One of the most important factors when it came to designing her first footwear collection was comfort, she tells us.
"With both bags and shoes everything needs to function. It needs to be convenient and look great, but with shoes, or at least with my shoes, I want them to be comfortable too. It's a challenge, but I got that covered by working with a great partner who specialises in making shoes for older people. No need for back-up flats in your bag."
And, although they might be made with comfort in mind, these designs are anything but dowdy. The collection includes a pair of bright green square-toed mules, which are bound to be a street-style favourite – and just happen to be one of the designer's favourite pairs too.