Bringing the avant-garde to classical shoe design

Felicity Carter /
May 9, 2017 / Style

ganor dominic is the emerging shoe brand that should be on your radar.

established by sisters, katherine (brand director) and anna (the creative side of things), this new brand is loved by both celebs and the fashion crowd alike – think Gaga and you’ll be on the right track. “what connects all ganor dominic customers is their passion for the avant-garde and for unusual objects; they love and appreciate art and also want to stand out from the crowd.”

these girls though, have always had a love for shoes. “from early on, I can remember visiting my grandmother and looking at her collection of vintage heels from 60’s. every time I visited her, me and my sister would go to the shoe drawer and try everything on!” says Katherine.

they’ve stepped out of their granny’s shoe-drobe now, though – and have developed their own brand identity, rooted by what they refer to as their “penchant for the experimental”. designed in london and produced in italy, they mix the past with the present, creating an artful mix of styles – expect everything from exaggerated gripped brogues to full-on sequin boot numbers that’ll satisfy all your Friday night disco needs. “sculptural, minimal with the emphasis on the 3D elements is our aesthetic. I also like multifunctional things and try to implement this in my designs by adding removable details or material that changes colour.”

inspirations also come from far and wide with these sisters, but most prominent is their love for the “classical”.

initially, for the debut collection, we sourced our inspiration from classical sculptures. now I try to develop this theme and experiment with colour.”

the classical may be an inspiration to them, but they’re experimenting with modern mediums, pushing the boundaries of the shoe-making world with the 3D. take their Apollo pumps for example, as they feature a 3D printed marble face under the sole, all in their classical signature style. there shoes are also super flexible, think you’re buying just the one pair of shoes? you’re wrong, their Chronos brogues come with three removable front panels, so you get 4 different shoes in 1. We can’t argue with that. 

Bringing the avant-garde to classical shoe design

Bringing the avant-garde to classical shoe design

Words by Felicity Carter

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