CHANTAL FOR WOMEN By Beatriz Delgado, Camper Designer.
The idea behind Chantal was to design a feminine product in line with the latest fashion trends.
Women are an important source of inspiration for me. The female essence is so rich and complex that it never fails to provide me with a springboard for my work, reflecting my personal need to express gender & sexuality. Basically, it’s always the same idea approached from different angles and given different twists each time: the desire to seduce.
Chantal? …I don’t recall exactly why I chose that name, although I do remember that I imagined them on Vanessa Chantal Paradis and liked the idea, so I took her as my point of reference for the line.
When I imagine someone wearing my shoes, I usually envision them on naked or indistinct bodies. That way, the shoes take centre stage in an almost surreal way, giving me more freedom to work on them. Then I dress up those bodies as if they were paper dolls, mixing and matching at will, which allows me to create many variations of style.
Chantal was featured at the fashion show of the Spanish label “SoloLaVerdadEsSexy” during the 080 Barcelona Fashion Week. Something along those lines, I just love it.
Achieving an end result that faithfully reflects the designer’s idea is not easy. I like Chantal because everyone who worked on it truly cared about the project, and the end result is actually an improvement on the original idea. They are also very well-made from a technical standpoint, and it pleases me to know that whoever wears these shoes will feel good in them!
You can find Chantal shoes at Camper E-shop: http://cam.pr/chantal
PAU FOR MEN By Jumpei Ushiyama, Camper Designer.
When I started working on this model, the idea was to provide smart and elegant looking mens shoes with high comfort and performance. At the time, I was thinking about young city living professionals who have very versatile lifestyles. My aim was that someone could go to the office with these shoes but then go to a party straight after work wearing them. I love the way that everything is more casual now, particularly in offices where people dress down much more.
With its elegant slim last and soft leather uppers Pau looks like a classic brogue, but it features a rubber outsole instead which gives it a casual twist. This way Pau can be worn either with a suit or smart denim. It means that you can wear it for a wedding but also for casual occasions or going out on the town. Most importantly, I hope that the shoe is really comfortable for whatever you´re doing. The name of the shoe is from Paul Newman – “Pau” is Paul in Catalan.
Pau shoes are available at Camper E-shop: http://cam.pr/paushoes