Inspired by the espadrille – the ubiquitous summer footwear of his Basque homeland – Ddiddue Etcheberry returned to his roots, creating a range of cotton and hessian beach gear. His Ondartzan series features a bag that fans out into a parasol, an airy carrier for towels and newspapers, plus a large sunhat made of coiled thread. ‘I wanted retain the honest simplicity of espadrilles, while also breathing new life into this artisan craft,’ he says. Combining classic materials with modern, functional designs, Etcheberry casts an age-old local tradition in a different light.
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