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About The Design
The Solstice mule is our tribute to the Merchants of Venice and the surviving maritime community. When we first arrived to Piazza San Marco, we found signs of the zodiac painted on the clock tower, Torre dell’Orologio, as well as inside the Gothic Doge Palace. Exploring the floating city, the celestial iconography is a reminder of the days when a sailor’s survival at sea depended on the constellation shining above. And it's perhaps a reminder to us to channel that connection with the stars and discover our own deeper reliance.
When I went to Venice, I discovered that my dream had become - incredibly, but quite simply - my address.
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, enchanment, and refinement.