How does G TERLATO go from a design idea in a lux shoe to being featured In Harper` Bazaar? It starts with a beautiful design of a leaf inspired by the recent trip to Italy and to Gesualdo`s favourite spot in the world the Trevi Fountain. The OLIVIA was inspired by the Trevi fountain and the culture of Rome. Once the inspiration for the design was cemented, photos of the fountain where taken to further developed the idea. Various design elements of the location where implanted into concept sketches of the shoe resulting in a large range of distinct designs. One design stood out to Gesualdo that perfectly captured the feeling of the location that had inspired him. Work on this concept continued until the design was fully realised, resulting in a shoe that represents the fashion forward induvial that has an appreciation for renaissance beauty and culture.
The Trevi is covered in renaissance style leaf designs as it represents enduring life and for Gesualdo it’s a representation of a timeless design that embodies beauty and femineity. This philosophy is present in the Italian leather and suede that he has used in the crafting of this shoe. Italian Leather is made to last. When compared to other types of leather, Italian leather is the most long-lasting. It can withstand everyday wear and tear, with most nicks and scratches being easily wiped away. Only all-natural vegetable and plant-based extracts are used by craftsmen to manufacture Italian leather. Because it isn’t mass produced it takes much longer to make than the cheaper factory-made alternatives Leather that has been dyed without chemicals is called Vegetable Tanned Leather. Natural items such as tree bark and vegetable tannin are used instead to colour the leather. People with chromium allergies (a very common skin allergy) prefer vegetable tanned leathers as it does not cause a reaction. At G TERLATO we have made the decision to use natural materials in our designs to reduce our carbon foot print as a conscious brand. We at G TERLATO believe that our products should have as little impact on the environment as possible and have gone to great lengths to do so.
The OLIVIA shoe is a leaf design made from Italian leather with each leaf individually embroidered with silk thread especially sourced to give a high lux finish.To complete the magnificence’s the Olivia is finished with a big sprinkle of Swarovski Crystals that bring a sparkle and elegance to any fashionista’s look. It is not a surprise that Harper’s Bazaar (one of world’s most fashionable magazines) contacted G TERLATO to feature our designs in their magazine after seeing the launch of G TERLATO in 2018. For G TERLATO this was a perfect alignment for our brand to be featured in a high-end fashion magazine as our long-standing Couture Heritage has finally got a platform for the world to see and enjoy.