Welcome to the first TEAM.WORK collaboration of 2015 and in a nod to our ANZAC friendship, our first with an Australian based brand.
Radical Yes! were not only appealing partners with a functional, fun and awesome take on shoes, I was also super attracted to their modern business mentality. They are an ambitious, exciting but calculated brand who have made their home online and make up their own rules ( two things I am quite into too!).
SO for YOU we knocked heads, threw ideas back and forth across the Tasman sea and arrived at two limited editions styles that we think are just the right amount of classic, quirky and most importantly will slide into everyday busy wardrobes with ease.
Using the classic Radical Yes ‘Abundance’ lace up silhouette as a starting point, we have dressed it up in two new styles.
The first, a classic 70’s vintage vibe with a heavy handle Tobacco Suede upper. This features antique bronze eyelets and super fine cream cotton laces, the Radical – Studio Home detail kicks in with the contrast of a white base, black polkadot canvas lining leaving the feeling modern desert bootie with a graphic twist.
The second pair is a twist on the now classic Radical Yes Polka Dot shoe, with a super cool, French influenced Navy Polka Dot canvas in a painted wash finish. Balanced with high quality Forrest green leather lining and perfectly matched with an emerald lace, this shoe is all about blue and green being perfectly seen.
HOWEVER the real Studio Home – Radical Yes twist lies in the back up lace option!
Both styles are being sold with a clever back up set of black laces, finished with the signature Radical Yes metal clasp detail allowing the wearer to change the look to suit!
As with the ethos of all the TEAM.WORK collaborations, we always pull together more clever, like minded partners for the shoot!
I had a few ideas rattling around in my brain and decided that this time I wanted to do the photography myself (in response to an exciting new partnership with Fujifilm NZ and delish new camera! More to come on this very soon!) and produce imagery with a secondary element for something a little different.
This led me to Christchurch based designer/illustrator Sally Shand of Ragdoll Illustrations – talented AND the perfect model!
We had an awesome day exploring the seaside suburbs of Redcliffs and Sumner to demonstrate the adventuring and light hearted vibe of the capsule collection. After her modelling stint, Sally then did some lighthearted doodling across some of our favourite shots to add a little whimsy.
So there you have it my friends!
The limited edition shoes are available exclusively online from Radical Yes!
Orders this weekend ANZAC weekend have free shipping across New Zealand and Australia – just use the code: FREESHIPPING15 at the checkout.
We are giving away a pair too! Scroll down for details!
Photography by Julia Atkinson for Studio Home
Shot on a FujiFilm XT1
Model and Illustrator Sally Shand of Ragdoll Illustrations
And out super lucky winner is
THANKS to you all for entering!
Please share with us any pics of these shoes in your own life!
COMPETITION NOW CLOSED
– click here to visit the Radical Yes store to check out the shoes in detail and then simply leave your choice in the comments below!
– for a second entry locate the Radical Yes + Studio Home TEAM.WORK post on the Studio Home facebook page and leave your choice there too!
Competition open to New Zealand and Australian readers
Drawn at random on Tuesday 28th of April.