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.
The newest collection for the Fall Winter 2020 season,
takes a look into the simplicity of form and function.
Creative Director, Rebecca Anderson, was inspired by
ceramic artists, Renaud Sauve and Maria Kristofferson.
Their process from inspiration to realisation, challenged
her to create a consistent collection that reflects the
Chaos & Harmony aesthetic. Aptly named ORIGIN, you
will find metallic hues and neutrals mixed with textures
of lines, found in some pottery, and animal print leathers,
that have been popular. Bold styles to take you from day
to night are evident in this strong range.
“The shoes are robust yet delicate keeping to the core
original look of mixing fine leathers in well styled heels,
boots and mules”.