Happy feet: Laid-back Los Angeles label Wren has announced a collaborative capsule collection with espadrille brand Soludos for summer. The collection’s three styles — an original slip-on design, as well as platform and sandal variations — are fabricated from handmade batik textiles sourced from India.
Launching in early May, the limited-edition designs will retail through Soludos and Wren’s own Web sites, as well as Shopbop and Revolve Clothing for between $65 and $85. Their rust-inspired color palette includes shades of blue, red, and orange.
Wren designer Melissa Coker proposed the idea of collaboration to Soludos earlier this year — around the same time that, by chance, a Soludos designer had purchased a pair of Wren batik-print shorts to use as inspiration. “It was kismet,” Coker told WWD.
Soludos founder Nick Brown said of their collaboration: “Both Soludos and Wren love bold color, exotic travel and local craft, so teaming up with Melissa was a perfect match.”
Soludos has previously launched collaborations with similarly cult brands including Shipley & Halmos, Miansai, We Are Handsome, and Opening Ceremony.