Home to a mere population of 2,000 people, Marfa, Texas is no simple voyage. With no nearby airport and miles upon miles of barren desert, this unique town had us hooked with its vibrant modern art scene as well as its raw landscape and natural elements.
The Donald Pliner Design Team fell in love with the juxtaposition of nature and stark modernity to create a combination of raw materials, reflective surfaces and artisanal touches that collide and evoke the spirit of Marfa in our shoes.
Our 2018 Resort Collection features 10 unique components that align with the burgeoning creative community of Marfa, Texas that art and outdoor enthusiasts travel to from around the world to witness firsthand.
An interpretation of artisanal craftsmanship from Eastern European historical culture, this molded leather sole is a take on traditional technique. The MACI ladies’ mule features a contrasting opanka leather sole that combines perfectly with its unique, perforated lamé leather upper.
This season, Donald Pliner emphasizes oversized, yet airy buckles and simple pull-through closures that add a modern touch to a classic design. The RANDIE ladies’ heeled sandal embodies this inspiration with a brushed buckle closure, soft kid suede upper and comfortable leather lining.
Combining natural materials with raw leather edges and clean lines creates a sensibility that is both stunning and polished. The PAULA ladies’ heeled sandal showcases a color blocked vachetta leather upper with clean, strappy lines that highlight a rounded polished stacked inset heel.
Modern sensibility meets handcrafted influence with this graphic slotted footwear design technique that puts emphasis on our beautifully constructed leathers. The LILIA ladies’ mule illustrates a fisherman style wrapped leather that moves comfortably with a smooth leather lining.
This meticulous technique plays with the contrast between open and closed, while emphasizing remarkable texture and intricate craftsmanship. The JACQI ladies’ demi-wedge bootie represents this concept with a peep toe style and closed heel counter.
Hand-carved or combined with fashionable lucite, wooden heels are equal parts contemporary and natural. The RIMINI ladies’ sandal features a raw, wooden heel accompanied by patterned heat-pressed beading that is ready for a vacation in the sun.
Elastic straps are covered in fine satin, leather or kid suede to create soft folds that add an unexpected functional element to your everyday shoe style. The REZA ladies’ pump is the perfect balance of practical and fashion-forward with its nappa leather covered slingback and eye-catching, lucite heel.
Applied with thorough detail, beaded embroidery and matte studs put a new spin on embellishment. The CAVA ladies’ platform sandal features textured denim with a heat-pressed beaded design that is sure to catch the eye.
BELL & BALL
Inspired from modern art, geometric shapes and metallic surfaces, this elevated, streamlined design adds a subtle touch to sandals, heels and boots. The FARA ladies’ platform sandal combines a bell and ball ornament with streak leather to create one show-stopping look.
A sophisticated take on a childhood favorite, these dotted embellishments evoke whimsical elements through a minimalist lens. The ESTEE ladies’ heeled sandal in Fawn adds a pop of color and texture with its yellow and pumice candy dot embellishments.
Fore more of the Marfa-inspired 2018 Resort Collection, check out our women’s new arrivals page here.