Exclusive to Alighieri.co.uk.
The Initial Spark Pumps are handmade in Milan, with 100% black calf suede.
“As we turned 5 this year, I wanted to create a capsule of three talismanic
shoes, with charms, jingling around the ankle as you travel on your escapades. Inspired by no other place than Dante’s homeland, I travelled to Milan, to meet a shoe factory who work with some of the giants of the industry.
I was met by Lorenzo, the owner of the family business, who was immediately open to the project. Each shoe is handmade with love, just as we create our Modern Heirlooms in Hatton Garden; 100% of the materials are sourced in Italy, within a 150 mile radius of the factory. The quality and durability of the leather was paramount to creating a forever piece. I dreamt of the ultimate minimal sandals, to wear with a power suit or a slip dress, and layers of necklaces.
The Fragment Shoe, inspired by Neapolitan mosaics, excavated from years gone by; The Wondering Traveller, with an asymmetrical anklet of amulets, hanging as though they were discovered on your journeys; The Initial Spark, the ultimate 90s mule, with an Alighieri spin.
Take the anklets off, and wear them as a bracelet, when you retire your shoes from the dance floor. We hope your heels bring you all good things on your midnight escapades.” - Rosh Mahtani