SPRING / SUMMER 18
With her first collection, Pantheion, Eva Blake pounces onto the scene with a frisson of originality. Unconventional, irreverent, yet elegant in equal measure, Eva Blake shoes are as visually striking as they are luxurious on the feet. The fine detail of their design has been beautifully realised, using materials of the highest quality, in Italy by artisanal shoemakers.
To step into a pair of shoes from Eva Blake’s first collection, Pantheion, is to take a walk in and through women’s history – through her-story. Better yet, her-stories – for here womanhood is thought of in a global, cosmopolitan, plural sense. The collection’s recurring motifs – of shape, colour, and texture – draw inspiration from such diverse cultural artefacts as the Palaeolithic Venus of Willendorf, the Filipino Lingling-o, and the alluring chiaroscuro fashion photography of Horst P. Horst and Hoyningen-Huene. Pantheion’s colour-palette is highly evocative. Velvet blacks combine with deep midnight Azure blues, soft pinks and metallic green accents to create a collection that is simple and striking, yet rich and opulent.