Presenting our latest creative endeavour, a vibrant collaboration with luxury Swim & Resort Wear brand, PAOLITA. With sustainability at the heart of this collaboration, this uniquely crafted collection is made with upcycled leather offcuts, and colour bursting, hand drawn printed, previous season Paolita swimwear fabric, which is already made from 100% recycled materials. Through this creative process, Anna Paola (Paolita) and Mariam (A Piedi) have been able to breathe new life into materials that would otherwise gather dust in archives or end up in landfill.
'It has been such a wonderful and creative process to work alongside Mariam throughout the course of this project. We both share a similar ethos and there has been such a creative synergy between A Piedi and our own Paolita DNA.
I look forward to seeing the response to these vibrant pieces and I hope that they inspire joy, curiosity and a fair share of amazing outfits!'
Anna Paola - Creative Director & Founder, PAOLITA
'This collaboration has been such a labour of love primarily for its purpose, but equally, the synergies and the energy that transpired from working with Anna Paola and her gorgeous team made it such a treat. Working with the colourful, bold Paolita prints has been a revelation as I have always shied from incorporating prints in our designs - and the result? The line-up and the story could not be more joyful.
We designed this collection highlighting details from Paolita’s swimwear range, the buckled belt, the bikini bow ties (bows are an A Piedi must!) as well as bringing print on print on print to life to make the sandals work harder for our short-lived summer wardrobes (in England that is).'
Mariam Syed - Creative Director & Founder, A PIEDI