For sacai’s Winter 2016 collection, Pierre Hardy, in collaboration with Chitose Abe, has created two versions of an ankle boot in a spirit that is at once outdoors and glamorous.
This hybrid boot, placed on a high straight heel, embraces the attributes of the “duck boot” (the classic New England rain boot): rounded toe, ribbed topstitching, overstitched bands of leather, textured honey-colored rubber sole. Each style extends up the ankle, one version becoming a classic elasticated Jodhpur, for a sportier effect, while the other version features an upper composed of a suede mesh to create the effect of an openwork boot.
This collaboration has been renewed every season since.
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