Over 10 years ago Chaos & Harmony’s creative director Rebecca Anderson and her husband sold everything they owned, including their house, and moved to Italy so Rebecca could learn to design shoes at the Instituo Europeo di Design in Rome. She was taught by tutors who’d worked at Valentino and Fendi, among others, and learned how to infuse her lifelong love of texture, materials and leathers into comfortable, high-quality, hand-made shoes.
Twelve months later they returned to Mount Maunganui, New Zealand and created Chaos & Harmony - a market-leading, boutique shoe company. Rebecca wanted a name that would inspire creativity, growth and challenges, but also describe the brand’s aesthetic. The name Chaos & Harmony reflects our love of textures to create depth – it brings about a curious contradiction. It also subtly sums up a woman’s world! As a company, we’re all about efficiency and focus on clear communication, leadership and fresh ideas.
When we design shoes at Chaos & Harmony, we like each pair to be standalone – to have something distinct about them that makes people say ‘Where did you get those shoes?’. Our shoes are conversation-starters because we pay attention to every detail. We believe style is a powerful tool of self-expression. Chaos & Harmony shoes should make you feel good – our shoes are designed to enhance your style. All our shoes are handmade and must meet our design and quality benchmarks, using products that are forgiving on your feet through factories with ethical practices.
AUTUMN/WINTER 2021 COLLECTION
Our response to tackling the issues we face as a society today have led us to
create a collection inspired by the past but pushing into greater elevation of the
future. We needed to create a simple robust collection that took our favourite
shoe styles and re-imagined them.
Limitations became our strengths and our classics have been recreated, using
some of our most favourite lasts and leathers. The essence of the
Chaos & Harmony aesthetic is strongly seen in mixes of tones and textures, with
strength portrayed in stud details. Rich hues of wines, browns, blacks and tans
with a touch of soft pink, off white and gold leathers are seamlessly infused in the
Each shoe has been designed with the wearer in mind, with sleek elegance, bold
style and everyday comfort as has been more and more evident in Chaos &
Harmonys’ distinctly designed shoes.