Amanu expands with Sandal Trunk Show at Moda Operandi this month – Footwear News

Amanu expands with Sandal Trunk Show at Moda Operandi this month - Footwear News

Amanu, known for its bespoke, sustainable sandals, collaborates with Moda Operandi this month for an exclusive trunk show.

From April 5th to April 27th, the online retailer will carry 42 iterations of existing and exclusive styles.

“So many of these styles and materials are completely new to us, and to be able to launch them at Moda Operandi and offer them exclusively to the Moda Operandi customer feels like the perfect fit,” founder Anita Patrickson told FN.

A standout comes in new pearl sandals from the brand, which are made by the Maasai women in Kenya.

Founder Anita Patrickson with artisans in Africa.

CREDIT: Courtesy of Amanu

“The intricate beadwork done by the Maasai women dates back to the first millennium AD. It embodies the Maasai culture, representing beauty, tradition and strength. It was so humbling to work with these incredible ladies from the Ubuntu Foundation and use the skills they’ve been taught since they were old enough to walk,” added Patrickson. “In some small way, we’re honoring and bridging two very different worlds of strong, powerful women through the love of craft [by] to unite the Moda woman and the women of the Masai tribe.”

The shoes retail from $325 to $395.

When celebrity stylist Anita Patrickson launched Amanu in April 2018, the goal was to create human connection and celebrate an ancient craft of sandal making. Since then, she has opened a flagship studio in Los Angeles, along with outposts at Esperanza Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and at Singita lodges in Africa.

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