Malone Souliers and Tabitha Simmons unite for exclusive shoe capsule

INVITING fashion editor and stylist, Tabitha Simmons to collaborate on an exclusive shoe capsule, Malone Souliers brings a new modern synergy to its extensive offering.

Co-creative directors Coco Fong and Valerio Bava worked side-by-side with Simmons to design a line of footwear that was true to the brand’s aesthetic whilst creating something fresh and timeless. Pivoting to align with English eclecticism, the trio paid close attention to fabrics and decoration settling on the small details that would elevate an everyday staple.

Tabitha Simmons and founder Mary Alice Malone

“Working with Tabitha felt like such a natural step for us,” explain the co-creative directors. “The pieces highlight a harmony between Tabitha’s inimitable design preferences and our own signature brand details”.

Shapes synonymous with Simmons were reimagined by Fong and Bava, elevating mules and strappy sandals along with ballet pumps and kitten heels to offer a style that caters to day and night.

Cameron 70

The Cameron slingback and Cassie mule arrive in satin with crystal embroidery shaped like flowers as decoration to resemble brogue detailing. Net mesh, on the other hand, was seen in both pink and black on the Liberty pump and finished with a bow to play with the idea of sultry femininity.

Referencing her own silhouette, Simmons’ debuts a new take on the Mary-Jane flat with the Kate, available either as the classic or as a 90mm heel.

Liberty 90

Cassie 90 and Cameron 70

“Working with Coco and Valerio on this project was a complete joy,” says Simmons. “I have loved revisiting my archives and this collaboration really showcases our combined DNA”.

by Imogen Clark

Malone Souliers x Tabitha Simmons is exclusive to Bergdorf Goodman and from mid-May