Django & Juliette shoes have always been about colour, individuality and fun. They always impress their loyal and dedicated customer base with their combined focus on quality, comfort and fashion. We sat down with Django & Juliette designer Kerrie Munro to discuss her style influences and Django & Juliette’s stylish Autumn/Winter range.
Where do you gain your biggest inspiration when you begin designing a collection?
I’m inspired by the feedback I receive from the season before. It is very important to hear what our customers loved and what did not work for them. Once I have this as a grounding I like to immerse myself in the international leather markets and see what exciting new prints and materials I can find. At about this point in the process, I look to the Fashion world and identify key looks for the upcoming season.
What aspects of your job do you really enjoy?
The challenge. Each season we aim to deliver new and exciting product that our customers will love. This means I am always sourcing new materials and exciting prints to complement the constructions we are creating.
What are the key trends and shoe features for A/W15? Will we be seeing a lot of prints and textures?
Django and Juliette always features prints and textures. We like to differentiate ourselves from other brands on offer. Many of the prints featured in the range have been designed especially for that shoe. Key trends this winter are the Ankle Boot – from low and casual to high-heeled and dressy. We also experimented with Man-Style shoes and always love Ocelot.
What do you love about the Django & Juliette A/W15 range? And how does Django & Juliette stand out from other brands in the industry?
Django and Juliette stands out for its unique approach to footwear. Each season we offer comfortable, one of a kind styles. When our customers tell us they loved a style last season we make sure that it informs our future creations. Django and Juliette is a diverse range that offers product for every day – but also wearable art. We aspire to create key fashion looks that are comfortable for day to night wear with a twist.
What are your top three Django & Juliette shoes for autumn/winter?
ECO in Ocelot is a very sweet style. The bow is detachable, so it can be worn 2 ways. It’s practical and a little different.
OMERO in tan is a perfect transeasonal shoe as winter winds down. The laser cutting is fresh. I love the tan.
MADDY is a great boot. It’s a European inspired construction and I designed the Aqua Butterfly print. It’s a great combination of wear-ability and fun.
What is your ‘go to’ shoe at the moment?
For dressier occasions, I like to wear something with a higher heel and a little more impact – like BACIO. But for everyday wear, I have been living in my SABINA and SADORE ankle boots. This construction is perfect for a busy day – with just the right amount of lift thanks to the comfortable block heel.
You’ve started designing for S/S15 already. What are the big trends for next season, and what do you think will be the ‘it’ shoe?
S15 looks to be a fabulous and exciting season. The range plays with some vibrant colours, interesting heels and tassel trims – think simple clothes and dramatic footwear.
Of course, there are still a variety of classic looks. Tonal tan’s, taupe’s and grey’s, reflect the core colour palette. Also spot the elegant twists, with laser cutting and other beautiful leathers that are perfect for everyday dressing.