Belgian footwear label ROMBAUT has headed to Paris for its Spring/Summer 2018 collection, hitting up the French capital alongside photographer Kito Muñoz to craft its fifth campaign. Shot in an abandoned bank building in the city’s 7th arrondissement, the campaign utilizes DJs, actors, artists, stylists, and designers alike and strips them bare as “a neutralized expression of optimistic youth energy, healthy bodies, curiosity and the hedonism of a futuristic utopia.” The imagery also does well to showcase the brand’s sustainable, animal-free designs, which include a trio of key styles. While the Boccaccio sports a molded wave sole to go with similar panelling throughout the upper, the low-top Rohan offers a smooth white-on-white topstitched look. Finally, the Olov comes in the form of a hybrid derby silhouette and features neoprene sock construction with the likes of a fruit peel-printed vegan leather upper.
“Health, vitality, vegetation. We have to consider that ROMBAUT is a brand that uses no animal materials, so to celebrate that, the first thing that came to my mind is green fields, a lot of human skin in movement, and the fetish of shoes,” said Muñoz of the campaign.