Portaille (ポルタユ)

designer / Ofuchi Ryosuke

made in Japan. (Kobe)

"Wrapping the legs with heavy leather" Making shoes utilizing the unique texture and characteristics of the material, and intentionally reducing the switching for patterning to attract the goodness of the foot and the look of the leather Focus on.

Portaille ... Portail (gate) + Taille (sculpture) In French, it is a coined word that combines ʻPortail', which means "gate," and ʻTaille," which means "sculpture." Inspired by designer "Lord's Gate", which is the most admired designer.

『重厚な革で足を包む』 素材がもつ独自の風合や特性を活かした靴作り・ものづくり、パターンニングには意図的に切替を減らすことで、足当たりの良さと革の表情を魅せることに注力する。

Portaille ... Portail(門)+Taille(彫刻) 仏語で「門」という意味をもつʻPortail’と「彫刻」という意味をもつʻTaille’を組み合わせた造語。 デザイナーが最も憧れる、彫刻家ロダンの作品「地獄の門」からインスピレーションを受ける。