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Repetto Shoes: Elegance Inspired by Ballet Shoes

Even though you don't perform ballet performance on the stage, you can experience the pleasure of wearing Repetto shoes, which is preferred by legends like Rudolf Nureyev and Mikhail Baryshnikov.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
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Repetto Shoes: Elegance Inspired by Ballet Shoes

Repetto Shoes: Elegance Inspired by Ballet Shoes

FASHION - EDITORIAL

by Meryem Aksoy

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As you watch the incredible performances of ballet and ballerinas on the stage, all of the rest is suddenly erased. But let's not forget that they also have equipment that helps them in these performances. Rose Repetto's journey began in 1947 with the advice of her son Roland Petit. Repetto began as a small workshop near the National Opera of Paris and soon became the choice of famous ballet and ballerinas.

Repetto Shoes

The unique sewing technique developed by Rose Repetto has made Repetto dance shoes more durable and long-lasting. This enabled the Repetto brand to gain worldwide recognition rapidly. This 'stitch and return' technique is still the basis of the production technique of today's Repetto shoes.

The success in the production of ballet shoes paved the way for the brand to produce dance and fashional shoes that inspired the ballet shoes. At the request of Brigitte Bardot, Rose Repetto designed the 'Cendrillon' ballerina, which famous actress wore in the 'Et Dieu ... créa la femme' film.

Rose Repetto opened her first boutique in 1959 on Rue de la Paix, a famous fashion street in Paris, and became a haunt of the legends of the ballet world. For over 70 years, Repetto has been offering shoes and garments that most prima ballerinas have preferred throughout their careers.

Repetto Paris's famous logo was designed in 1964 by the world-famous surrealist designer Leonor Fini. The brand, which started to establish a much closer relationship with the fashion world, began to work with Serge Gainsbourg as brand ambassador in the 1970s. Rose Repetto designed the 'Zizi' shoe model, and the famous singer and songwriter Serge Gainsbourg made this shoe model one of the fashion world icons.

Repetto started to expand its shoe range after successes and over the years cooperated with many fashion designers such as Karl Lagerfeld, Issey Miyake, and Yohji Yamamoto and increased the number of designer shoes in its collection. Recognizing that the quality of its shoes can only be sustained by the efforts of good craftsmen, Repetto has opened a school to educate its craftsmen. Each of Repetto's employees can be seated in production areas after completing their training and learning the stitch and return technique.

Repetto offers shoes, bags, and athleisure collections for women, men, and kids. And, of course, dance shoes and garments are part of the brand's tradition and still maintain its quality and popularity. Inspired by dance shoes, Repetto shoes are available in many styles, including ballerinas, pumps, sandals, loafers, wedding shoes, sneakers, and boots.

We have selected some of the most attractive models from the collections designed by Repetto and listed them for you. Repetto is one of the brands that has managed to create its own customer base with its product variety and designs.

Repetto Cendrillon ballerinas
Pink Altesse

Repetto Shoes - Cendrillon ballerinas
Repetto Shoes - Cendrillon ballerinas
Repetto Cendrillon Pink Altesse ballerinas are produced at Repetto's Dordogne factory in France using original production techniques developed by Rose Repetto. Repetto Cendrillon Pink Altesse ballerinas is a contemporary version of the Cendrillon ballerinas designed for Brigitte Bardot. Smelling of art and elegance and one of Repetto's signature colors, the pink altesse is compatible with Repetto Cendrillon ballerina and symbolizes comfort even from a distance. Repetto Cendrillon Pink Altesse ballerinas, produced using the stitch-and-return technique, is one of the most popular shoes that Maison Repetto most proud of.
Repetto Madelon mules
Black, white and Icône pink

Repetto Shoes - Madelon mules
Repetto Shoes - Madelon mules
Madelon mules is another signature design by Repetto. Designed to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the iconic Rue de la Paix boutique, this exclusive version has a special place in the Repetto collection. The prominent model with a straight leather heel is complemented by two diagonal stripes. You can see Repetto's main color, Icône pink, as one of the three colors in these stripes. Made with stitch-and-return technique, Madelon mules stands out with its 5.5 cm heel height, white sheepskin insole, and butt leather sole. Produced by expert craftsmen in Repetto's workshop in France, Madelon mules presents elegance and the history of the brand.
Repetto Mark oxford shoes
White and gold

Repetto Shoes - Mark oxford shoes
Repetto Shoes - Mark oxford shoes
Mark oxford shoes are unique combinations of white and gold. Mark oxford shoes, the reinterpretation of Iconik Zizi, is produced with the stitch-and-return technique, which is the signature of Repetto. Mark oxford shoes made of lambskin in France is a representative of the Cadence line with its simplicity and splendor at the same time. Mark oxford shoes are elegant and comfortable walking ergonomics with 3 cm heels. The heel covered with leather and the ecru twill cotton canvas lining creates the elegance of both the exterior and interior. The square heels with rounded edges enhance the retro look. Since opening its first boutique in 1959, Repetto has been designing fascinating shoes that impress those who see them.
Repetto Baya T-strap
White and gold

Repetto Shoes - Baya T-strap
Repetto Shoes - Baya T-strap
Repetto Baya T-strap has a design that redefines elegance. Baya T-strap, inspired by ballroom dancing, depicts the subtlety of the female spirit. The Baya Salome shoes, which provide comfort while on the move, are designed to provide the best support to the foot. Repetto Baya T-strap, handcrafted from metallic goatskin suede, has a design that will create a desire to be worn every day with its shine. The 7 cm high heel is the key to a flying walk. Pink icone calfskin insole and lining complement the comfort and beauty of Repetto Baya T-strap. Repetto Baya T-strap, which allows us to see the stance of a dance shoe on the streets, is one of the most popular shoe designs of the legendary brand.
Repetto Marlow pumps
Carmen red

Repetto Shoes - Marlow pumps
Repetto Shoes - Marlow pumps
Here is another of Repetto's iconic designs, Marlow pumps. Sacchetto construction is one of the features that make Repetto Marlow pumps special. With little touches, the toes and heel have been transformed into portions that reflect the retro identity of Repetto. The sharp-angle elevation of the heel adds modern elegance to the Repetto Marlow pumps. Marlow pumps with a heel height of 6 cm are made of goat and lambskin leather. With the comfort of dance shoes, Marlow pumps will attract everyone's attention on the streets you walk. It is possible to perceive the attention to detail at every point of this shoe, for that reason it carries the Repetto brand. Available in six different colors, Repetto Marlow pumps offer comfort and elegance.

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