Introducing Catherine - our signature pumps for S/S18 Gisaengs collection.
Catherine is named after Catherine Deneuve, the symbol of elegant sensuality and loveliness !
Imagine her dreamy big eyes and her blonde hair tied up with a huge bow -
Do you think our Catherine deserves the name ? ( YES ! )
With our signature toe shape and top line,
Catherine is an 8cm mid-heel pumps with distinctive quilting and lacing details at the front.
Like all other shoes from our collection,
Catherine assures you all-day comfort despite its lovely look,
because they are crafted so carefully !
High quality insoles with enough cushions,
relaxed toe shape and good balance takes care of your feet.
The top line band should take some time to be adjusted to your feet,
but they do stretch to your foot shape.
If you are worried, we advise you to go 1 size bigger than your usual choice.
Catherine represents the quirky, vintage loveliness of our S/S18 collection.
I would wear them for any occasions - to work, to concerts, to parties etc.
to add a special finish to my entire look !
The idea of Catherine come from Gisaengs in Korean Empire
- when the conservative Confucian country started open up the door for Western culture.
While the costumes, architecture and popular culture were still preserving the traditional format,
Western influences were evident.
The way rooms were decorated, and how people dressed were very particular,
the distinctive characteristics of this era only lasted during this short period in history.
In order to create Catherine, a thorough research was done for vintage European lingerie.
The concept was to describe a Gisaeng girl
'who was given a beautiful brasserie and a corset as a gift from a man - probably from Europe or just returned from a trip across the oceans'.
Lacing details, ribbons, tapings and cutting of patterns were done to reflect such ideas.
Now meet Catherine, the lady-like, sophisticated lady with a vintage touch.