Espadrilles feminine - a peep of fashion or a relic of the past?
Fashion - the lady is very changeable, but you can sayexactly, that its trends go in a spiral, and what has been forgotten for many centuries, again returns to the podium. The living proof of this is Espadrilles. The name is derived from "esparte", which means the grass from which the ropes are made. The word is complex, but modern women of fashion know that espadrilles are women's sandals, the sole of which is made of natural material. Currently, jute is most often used as a basis.
The history of this modern fashion embodimentroots goes to Catalonia, whose inhabitants already in the XIII century with might and main were wearing such sandals. At first glance, espadrilles are not very strong and durable women, but it is only worth getting to know them, as soon as some facts are revealed that will easily dispel all doubts. It is known that such shoes were originally part of the military ammunition. And all because in hot weather they were at the right time, and at least a minimum of effort and money was spent on their production.
By the XV century "soldier's fashion" got toPortugal, where Espadrilles enjoyed great popularity among peasants, after three centuries, sandals appeared in France, where they first made a cloth top. Most often it was cotton or flax. As you know, the French are fashion legislators recognized all over the world, so it's no surprise that they supplemented them with a reliable sole and original ornaments.
However, despite all the "travel", the mostthey remained popular in their homeland, in Spain. It was there that in the late 18th century Rafael Castañier, the founder of a whole dynasty of shoemakers, began to produce this shoe. Espadrilles and to this day remain the "chip" of this brand.
In the last century for these sandals cameanother dawn. It happened in the 60's, when the factory "Castaner" was on the verge of collapse. It was then that at one of the exhibitions the owner of the shoe house Isabela Castanier met with the devotee of experiments Yves Saint Laurent. He was inspired by the simplicity and comfort that these Spanish shoes combined. Therefore, without a long time thinking, he suggested starting to produce it on high heels, which caused a real sensation and pulled the factory out of the debt hole.
Modern espadrilles are very different from shoesSpanish military and peasants. Riot of colors, durable rubberized sole and a variety of materials - so you can characterize this shoe. On the one hand, it seems strange that the shoes of the poor became so popular that even Hollywood stars wear it, but on the other hand, it is natural, comfortable and perfectly sits on the leg. Espadrilles are light and therefore perfectly suitable for those who have to move a lot, and the variety of colors makes it easy to pick out their outfit.
It is known that such footwear was preferredhimself Salvador Dali and John Kennedy. The royal family also does not neglect simplicity and comfort, Kate Middleton often appears in public in espadrilles. In this millennium, such shoes were appreciated. It is popular with men, although, of course, espadrilles are more common. The photo does not convey all their beauty. Since this summer shoes, wear it recommended with shorts, light dresses and sarafans. The most successful option - denim capri. Men can afford to wear them even with costumes (of course, not with everyone).
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