Designing the perfect classic espadrille

Each fall season, it's Mateo the tailor's task to determine the colours and patterns for the upcoming espadrille collection. It is important to keep in step with the latest fashion trends and colours to make a well considered decision. He makes his choice based on the fabric samples he receives from various traditional textile designers from the eastern coast of Spain. The Valencia region is internationally acclaimed for its sturdy Mediterranean cotton canvas in bright and vivid colours. A palette of bestseller basic neutrals and evergreen patterns will however recur every year, as the classic black, tan, ivory, navy and the American and red stripes.