Italian designer Bruno Bordese might be well known by fashion industry insiders, but the general public is less familiar with him. The refreshing result is that when his shoes capture attention it’s thanks to the quality of the product, not just the brand name. Everything he makes features an obsessive attention to great materials and interesting new shapes. After working in the footwear world for more than 20 years as a consultant for top designers such as Vivienne Westwood, A. Testoni and Roberto Cavalli, in 2005 he debuted his signature line: BB Washed by Bruno Bordese.
His new Fall / Winter 2011 collection included these dirtied calfskin high top sneakers made of aged calfskin for a vintage effect. Our favorite part of these tough biker-inspired shoes are the little details like the zip on the inside of the high tops.