The designer Stefano Miele for the next winter collection has taken ideas from the 1970s
Born only in 2020, but already distributed in the best stores between North America, Europe and the Middle East: the Haus of Honey brand, which plays on the name of its founder and creative director Stefano Miele, is a mixture of nostalgia and modernism, inclusiveness and Italian know-how. Nostalgia for the childhood that the designer spent in Gaeta, surrounded by shoes in his mother’s shop, an important background for his future profession. A wealth of suggestions, inspirations, colours that Stefano Miele interprets with his own sensitivity and irony, and with a pinch of transgression. Thus are created ‘Honey Bubbles’, for spring 2023 as soft sculptures, then in the proposals for autumn-winter 23/24 they also become cuissard boots in elasticised fabric with a contrasting bottom. The mood of the winter collection ranges from an allusion to the seventies in the sabots with a strap, to a raid of the American West Coast with the leather ‘Marlon’ cowboy boots, in red or pink veal, combined with piping in white, red, or silver. Then there are the ‘Wannabe’ model (a sandal characterised by thin, metallised straps, with a platform covered in gold and silver mirrored calfskin) and the ‘Connie Clogs’ (dark wood clogs with a brown cowhide stitched and studded edge, which are also interpreted in a boot and ankle boot version). A collection, thus, that is daring in terms of its forms and combinations, where the models are built with the typical care and skill of ‘Made in Italy’.