How Rene Caovilla Are Supporting Upcoming Regional Designers

BY Milli Midwood / Jan 23 2019 / 19:32 PM

The future of footwear

How Rene Caovilla Are Supporting Upcoming Regional Designers
Rene Caovilla

What, exactly, does it take for up-and-coming regional designers to have their sketches turned into sleek stilettos or on-trend mules? Rene Caovilla, the luxury Italian footwear brand, is here to help budding designers realise their dream.

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TBN presents the @renecaovilla GCC Competition: 4 GCC Designers were selected by Tea Before Noon to re-design one of the four iconic styles of Rene Caovilla Buthaina Fahad | Dalia Darwish Suhaila Al Shaali | Ahad Bin Haider The winning design will be produced in Rene Caovilla Factory in Venice and sold exclusively in the Middle East. VOTE for your dream shoes now - Link in bio نقدم لكم مسابقة تصميم حذاء للعلامه الإيطالية العريقه رينيه كاوڤيلا. قمنا باختيار ٤ مصممات من الخليج للإشتراك في المسابقة على أن تكون التصاميم مستوحاة من أحذية كاوڤيلا الأيقونية. التصميم الحائز على أكبر عدد من الأصوات سيتم تصنيعه في مصانع كاوڤيلا في فينيسيا ليتم طرحه حصريا في أسواق الشرق الأوسط صوتوا الآن لتصميمكم المفضل على موقعنا اللنك في البايو

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For the time time ever, Rene Caovilla has announced the launch of its first ever Middle Eastern shoe design competition. In partnership with UAE-based brand experience agency Tea Before Noon, the duo have selected four GCC designers as finalists. Suhaila Al Shaali, Ahad bin Haider, Buthaina Fahad, and Dalia Darwish will now enter a design process, starting with an intensive brand workshop, before going on to create their own shoe designs for the Rene Caovilla brand.

Behind the scenes as the hopeful regional designers take on Rene Caovilla's workshops

Behind the scenes as the hopeful regional designers take on Rene Caovilla's workshops

Each of the final four designs will be published on Tea Before Noon’s website, and the public will be invited to cast their vote of their favourite shoes.
“It’s an honor to work with such a storied brand as Rene Caovilla delivering a unique curated experience for the local community,” says Hala Al Gergawi, CEO and Founder of Tea Before Noon. “We choose to work with GCC designers because we at Tea Before Noon believe in maintaining a dialogue between the regional and the international creative industries. Our aim is to bridge creative talents and bring in GCC innovation to its sophisticated and elegant designs.” 

The winning design will be produced and sold exclusively in the region for six months.

Watch this space. 

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