Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Fashion's Espadrille Moment
It's light, environmentally-friendly, authentic, natural: The espadrille is the shoe of the moment. Many labels are making them for next year so why don't you buy a pair now? The term espadrille is French and derives from the Catalan name for the shoes,espardenya, which derives from the Catalan name for esparto, a tough, wiry Mediterranean grass used in making rope. Espadrilles have been made in Catalonia since the 14th century at least, and there are shops in Spain still in existence that have been making espadrilles for over a century.