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Sarenza introduces… Ippon Vintage


With luck and a lot of talent, that’s how the Ippon Vintage story began… Or “as a hotbox of bubbling creativity and ideas”, according to Stephane, its founder.

The result is incredibly enticing; exciting colours, graphic, arty prints and of-the-moment shapes and styles.

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Vintage Ippon is primarily a clever mix of influences, a subtle mix of vintage and modernity, sprinkled with a large dose of  ‘je ne sais quoi’ that the French do so well.  ”We love referencing the past – there’s something so feminine about the vintage shapes of the pin-up. But we always transform this vision with a modern twist to provoke a reaction.”

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The result? A delicate and poetic mix that makes a change from the banality of the everyday; Warhol-esque ballet pumps and liberty print trainers.

The stand-out shoes from the Ippon Vintage collection? The cute Chelsea boots and platform trainers. “We only manufacture wearable styles. We’ll work from a timeless shape but re-inject it with a fantasy,fun touch – that’s what we do best. Partly to follow current trends but especially for your viewing pleasure!” Finally a man who understands us …

A glance at his workshop offers the perfect way to help understand the origin of this beautiful fantasy and retro charm

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Posters on the wall, ephemeral exhibitions of artists, ‘candy’ stools; everything is customized with an incredible artistic touch.

No minimal, hard edges here; ideas cover the walls and the office exudes a cool, friendly, collaborative atmosphere. “There are a few companies all working in the same office. This enables us to interact, develop ideas and share our creativity.”

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Inevitably our eyes sparkle when we ask what we Stéphane has in store for the next collection; “Boldness without aggression” … real Liberty fabrics, suede for a touch of rock, still plenty of poppy colours, and a touch of retro navy, reminiscent of the 20’s.

We can’t wait!

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