The D2’s take on the Havaianas flip-flops

“Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” Golda Meir

Dsquared2 have been involved in a range of charitable initiatives over the years. This time, it’s at the request of Brazilian footwear brand Havaianas that the twins have produced a one-off pair of heels that will be auctioned alongside the creations other high profile designers and personalities, in aid of Women for Women International.

Other participants include names like Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, Naomi Campbell, Swarovski…

The charity’s website can be accessed here: Women for Women. It “supports marginalised women in countries affected by war and conflict. They have helped almost half a million women rebuild their lives and given them hope, skills and knowledge to support themselves, families and their communities.”

The item in question is undeniably “D2”, blended with the signature flip-flop details of the partner brand. Being given carte blanche (there was no brief), the twins must have been very at ease in this project, as hybrid pieces (here stilettos and flip-flops) are their forte

Beside the recogniseable Havaianas branded straps, it features nail shaped high heels, a scaly fabric in this beautiful shade of lilac colour seen in the last two summer collections, which marries beautifully with the brigh orange laces which will be tied up on the calf, as we have seen on many celebrities in the last year or two (Rihanna, Rita Ora…).

Maria Kastani, the entrepeneur behind the project, described the experience in tose terms: “Dsquared2 was all about partying and fun”.

Maria Kastani (second from left)

The auction will take place on the 1st of July at London’s Somerset House.


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