I love this collaboration! Missoni, the Muzungu Sisters, and C.B. Made in Italy all came together to create these handcrafted unisex loafers. The limited edition smoking slippers are covered in Missoni fabric and come in three different patterns (all available on Motilo for $529.05 or £330). The project combines the craftsmanship of Milan’s Cecilia Bringheli and the classic fabric of Missoni (these swatches would have been tossed had it not been for this endeavor). Best of all, 10% of the proceeds go to the Small Steps Project, a volunteer organization that provides shoes to impoverished children who are forced to live on public dumps around the world.
My one gripe is the price. It’s way too high, even excluding the portion donated. Yes, it’s Missoni, but it’s just fabric. What gives? For Frugal Snob options, check out Charles Philip Shanghai’s loafers on Net-a-Porter (starting at $135). Constructed in wool, suede, and even matte-satin, there are styles for every taste. The stripes and tassels are cute, but the leopard-print are to die for. All are perfect for a refined fall look.