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About The Design
The Polo is a velvet sandal that came into being one sunny afternoon at the Peggy Guggenheim on the Grand Canal in the Dorsoduro sestiere of Venice. Lounging on the canal, watching the water taxis passing by, we dreamed of a sandal for languid days and afternoon drinks on the terrace. We chose stars in honor of Renaissance Plazza San Marco. Stars are a classic Venetian motif and a celebration of the clock tower, Torre dell’Orologio. They are also where our mind is.
I did not write half of what I saw, for I knew I would not be believed.
Solanas are handcrafted, combining traditional techniques and modern sustainable methods. Using recycled fabrics, plant-based dyes, natural jute, and recycled ocean plastics, Solanas inspire greater love for the world and care for the planet.
Queen of the Adriatic Collection
When designing the Solana Venice Collection, we aimed to elicit the feeling
of our experience wandering around the floating city. We chose elements from
the culture that charmed us and tried to reflect on the mystery of La
Serenissima. Our goal with each shoe was to evoke the allure of the Venetian
masquerade with emotions of obscurity, surrender, enchantment, and refinement.