Santoni creates beauty by relying on the unique knowledge of its craftsmen. Beauty rhymes with usefulness; colors speak through the material. The fall/winter 2020/21 collection expresses these values in an all-encompassing way, from formal styles to sports.

Aged effects and details such as the sole in nuance with the upper characterize the elongated lace-ups, the double monkstraps which also come in a boot version, the penny loafers with massive soles. Even the classic Clean Icon sneaker comes in aged leather with matching sole, morphing the informal with the formal. The new multi-material sneakers look to the running world of the past, while the hi-top models recall the world of basketball. The mountain boots have robust shapes and rock soles, with technical materials are mixed with aged or rubberized calfskin. The color palette is a warm amalgamation that moves from dense shades of brown, dark brown, burgundy to light up in bright tones of electric blue and fuchsia. The materials – calfskin, suede, nubuck, printed leather – are treated with the usual Santoni know how: they are rubberized, shaded, patinated to give color a tactile quality.

The topic of responsibility, central in all respects for Santoni, which for over a decade has been committed to the use of low-impact materials, renewable energies and waste reduction, is condensed in the project SANTONI RETHINK: sneakers, tote and backpack, for man and woman, entirely made of nylon obtained from plastic recovered from sea waste, eco leather, recycled rubber, waterbased glue. Beautiful as useful, but also as responsible, because true craftsmanship always is.

This season the collection is presented to the public through an installation that reveals a preview of the concept of the new Santoni pop-up shops curated by Paris studio H5. Playing with the scale of the objects as to create an amusing displacement, the spectators will walk on large chessboards, between oversize knights, pawns and queens, making direct experience of the Santoni values in a playful and surprising situation. All of a sudden, the pop up turns the spectator into a child, with the awareness of an adult, suggesting a more immediate way of dealing with products to appreciate their authentic beauty.