London based footwear brand, F-Troupe, have become internationally known in the little time they have been established. Producing footwear as cool and as hot as the ones F-Troupe are spilling out across the twenty four countries they are available in, it is no wonder that they have had so much success since 2003! There is nothing we love more over here at M.I.S.S. than seeing brands grow and develop, whilst sticking to their roots and bringing along their history. And this is exactly what F-Troupe has done. With all this international success, they have never forgotten their sense of Britishness. The quintessential Britishness essence is exuded through the design process of their collections, with Spring 2010 being no different.
For spring 2010, we are seeing more lace up jazz shoes/brogues. F-Troupe has added a twist to this classic shoe by having see-through mesh panels in contrast to the patent leathers and checked patterns. The use of mesh is currently very popular thanks to the likes of Alexander Wang and American Apparel who have all incorporated the material into recent collections. This is one pair of brogues I personally need in my life! The popularity of jelly shoes and plimsolls last summer has provided F-Trope the basis of creating a merge between the two. This is an innovative and original design that has yet to be created by any other brand. The jelly plimsolls also feature in-trend cut out panels, perfect for those days when our feet just need to breathe and chill!
Plaid and picnic-cloth checks are inevitable every summer. There is no way you can get away from this print once the sun shines through those clouds, signaling the start of the hotter, more enjoyable spring time days. F-Troupe has an array of girly silhouettes ranging from flats, to wedges and sandals, which all have splashes of summertime plaids. The wide checked bows on the front of the peeps toes are cute enough to make any girl scream for a pair!
After just winning the UK Exporters of the year Award for 2009, we are sure there is a lot more to see from this rather small directional, yet well known, footwear brand. F-Troupe, we love what we see! If you want a piece of British F-Troupe pie, peeps some goods at Opening Ceremony!
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