UPDATE ON 12/01/2015
If you still can't decide whether to grab these covetable shoes, be sure to act fast; orders for the Salvatore Ferragamo Vara and Varina Spring Summer 2015 made-to-order service will close on January 31, 2015.
These new colourways will still be made available in stores as part of the ready-to-wear range but fans of these Ferragamo shoes will know that there's nothing like a custom-made pair that can feel so uniquely theirs.
FIRST PUBLISHED ON 15/08/2014:
Shoes from the Made-to-Order Vara and Varina service by Salvatore Ferragamo. Image: Salvatore Ferragamo
Feast your eyes on these pastel pretty shoes from Salvatore Ferragamo. Not only do they look candy-cute, it turns out that these shoes can be customised in your favourite colour combinations too!
From October 1, 2014, the Italian luxury fashion, shoe and accessories brand will launch its made-to-order Vara and Varina shoe service in its Singapore stores. Fans of the classic Vara pump heel and the Varina ballet flat from Salvatore Ferragamo will soon get to mix and match colours on their shoes, based on the seasonal hues available.
Colourways include sailor-esque stripes as well as a variety of pastels and block colours. For an extra personal touch, your initials can also be stamped on your shoes. It will take between eight to 12 weeks upon order for the custom-made shoes to reach you.
If you don’t wish to stand around in indecision at the store (which is more than likely!), try playing with the many options online at the Salvatore Ferragamo website.
Distinguishable by the grosgrain bow, it’s hard to believe that it has already been 35 years since the iconic Ferragamo Vara shoe was introduced. The ballet flat alternative, the Varina was created in 2007 and it grew to be just as popular.
Just in case you need more style inspiration, check out how South Korean stars have styled their Ferragamo shoes.
Girls' Generation Taeyeon in Salvatore Ferragamo Vara shoes. Image: Salvatore Ferragamo
See how Taeyeon, Seo Hyun, Tiffany of Korean girl group Girls’ Generation as well as K-Drama actresses Go Ara (she was recently in You’re All Surrounded with Lee Seung-Gi), Park Shin Hye (she of The Inheritors fame) and more stylish stars have worn theirs, in the gallery below.
South Korean actress Han Hyo Joo for Salvatore Ferragamo. Images: Salvatore Ferragamo
Customised Vara pump heels will be available at $1,090 while the Varina pumps will be priced at S$990.
Shoe fiends will also get to see a Ferragamo craftsman demonstrating the work that goes into crafting a handmade shoe. These informative sessions will be held on October 1 at the Marina Bay Sands boutique, following by sessions at the Ion Orchard store on October 2, Takashimaya D.S. boutique on October 3 and the Paragon store on October 4.
The Made-to-Order Vara and Varina shoe service will be available at all Salvatore Ferragamo stores excluding the Ferragamo store at Isetan Scotts from October 1, 2014 to January 31, 2015. The Salvatore Ferragamo boutiques are located at Marina Bay Sands, #B1-18, ION Orchard, #01-10, Takashimaya D.S. Level 2 and Paragon, #01-40.