Birkenstock‘s latest collaboration is with Marie-Louise Sciò, hospitality consultant, CEO and Creative Director of Pellicano Hotels Group, which includes Tuscany’s iconic Hotel Il Pellicano. The joint effort was born out of Sciò’s affinity for Birkenstocks as well as a mutual appreciation for high quality materials and a timeless aesthetic.
“Birkenstock for me is a way of thinking, similar to mine and to our hotels. Less is more. It’s not about trends and seasons it’s about timeless quality,” says Sciò. “I wear Birkenstock all the time in the summer but I needed a more elegant version of the shoe that could be worn day and night with elevated materials such as raffia, silk etc. My dream has been to design a Birkenstock with these characteristics that reflect our hotel style and it’s come true!”
Birkenstock and Sciò played on the understated style and elegance of Hotel Il Pellicano, providing the Arizona sandals with a simple yet chic look. The collection includes the first-ever Natural Raffia Arizonas, engraved in leather with a handmade finish. The silhouette is also offered in bright red, black satin silk, navy suede and leather, and a navy EVA style.
In total, seven designs are present in Marie-Louise Sciò’s collaborative capsule with Birkenstock, which is available for-pre-order through MATCHESFASHION. The sandals launch worldwide on June 15.