What do you get when Saint Laurent meets Malibu? A US$65 (approximately S$89) pair of very exclusive slippers. In one of the most surprising drops of the season, Saint Laurent Rive Droite x Havaianas puts a chic spin on the ultra-casual flip-flop. Following Anthony Vaccarello’s very first curated exhibition at Saint Laurent Rive Droite, the new (and terribly sleek) retail space will exclusively carry the collab across Los Angeles and Paris.
This isn’t Havaianas‘ first dance with a luxury brand, however. The Brazilian footwear favourite has teamed up with the likes of British label Simone Rocha, Valentino, Missoni and Manolo Blahnik. Saint Laurent’s recent collab track record boasts a few unconventional pairings too. The French luxury label has had characteristically sleek (albeit non-fashion) drops with Danish speaker giant Bang Olufsen and Japanese speaker company, Cotodama.
Diehard Havaianas fans need not expect any major changes.The fundamentals of the flip-flop stay the same – sturdy rubber soles as well as straps – so you can most definitely take these bad boys to the beach. If a trip to Los Angeles or Paris isn’t in the books at the minute, visit Saint Laurent’s online store to pre-order your pair – available in both men’s and women’s sizes. Browse through the gallery below for a closer look.