CLASSIC DESIGN WITH A MODERN EDGE
The Evolution of The Trainer
Athletic looking footwear has come a long way. A new generation of norm influencers has now made it not only acceptable, but fashionable to wear sneakers in ways and places they weren't before. I, too, wanted the comfort, feel and relaxed look of this new trend. However, as a man of a certain, age, I also had the desire and necessity to maintain a more distinctively elegant and sophisticated esthetic. So, I designed and introduced the RONDONOVAN trainer collections.
Creating The Perfect Patina
The term patina is now used to describe what has become the quite popular trend of manually creating lustrous colors on shoes and other leather products. I began creating patinas on my footwear to give them an extra bit of uniqueness, a touch of my own individuality. I was attracted to “colors” because I truly believe they are connected to energy and can significantly affect one’s state of mind.
Walking The Camino de Santiago de Compostela
The Camino de Santiago de Compostela is a pilgrimage across the north of Spain to the medieval city of Santiago de Compostela. It began around the 10th century when devout Catholics, rich and poor alike, began making the journey as a show of their faith. Today, it is traveled by people of varying faiths, for myriad reasons. RONDONOVAN’s founder and chief designer/cordwainer recently completed this historic journey.
BMW:The Power Of 5
BMW recently developed and is running promotional videos for its latest 5 Series Sedan. Each episode features an “influencer” who has displayed characteristics in his particular field that align with those of their new model sedan. I am proud and humbled to have been chosen as one of these 5 individuals.