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Farm Rio expands its footwear range this season thanks to its first-ever fall collection.
In the new line, which launches this week, the Brazilian brand continues the focus on color and artisanal craftsmanship that began with the first footwear launch with Nordstrom this spring.
Highlighting the rich colors and tones seen throughout the season, the vegan fall collection puts relaxed mules and clogs front and center. In both flat, low-heeled and platform styles with rounded toes, the style gets a vibrant Farm Rio makeover with bursts of tropical color. Faux leather is reworked with bright beaded patterns and fringes, while elsewhere swirling botanical floral and fruit prints are cast in tonal hues. Meanwhile, a clog-like style gets different palettes of color-block embroidery. Farm Rio’s undeniable free-spiritedness, however, is accentuated by its innovative take on the style: a rounded, multicolored pair with crocheted uppers for a handcrafted feel, complete with platform soles and ridged outsoles for whimsical ruggedness.
Elsewhere, the brand is also capitalizing on the footwear world’s obsession with flatforms and loafers. His velvet loafer includes chunky black and maroon cleated soles, complete with colorful fruits, flowers and stripes for added panache. Its flat toe includes buckled straps and ridged soles for security, while multicolored flowers embroidered throughout keep it light-hearted.
However, the brand’s boldest entry into the new footwear collection is its debut in boots. Two puffer styles – inspired by Farm Rios’ own vibrant puffer coats – emerge, each with banana leaf-shaped outsoles. The puffy nylon pairs have a light colored upper with a drawstring closure. One is a short black style covered in a yellow banana leaf print. The second is decidedly more expressive and is knee-length with panels that appear to mimic a burst of sunlight – in shades of green, maroon, pink, orange and blue.
Founded in Rio in 1997 by Katia Barros and Marcello Bastos, the label has grown from its beginnings in the marketplace to a global name in fashion circles. The brand currently employs over 2,000 people in 80 stores in its native Brazil. In recent years, the label has also opened US flagship stores in New York City and Miami and presented its first shoe collection in April 2022 exclusively at Nordstrom.
The Farm Rio Fall 2022 Collection is available now at Farm Rio websiteas well as Nordstrom stores nationwide.