Interwines the grand and the understated values Haute Couture. The ethos for the brand embodies the passions of the free, the wild and the daring. We produce handcrafted boutique fashion, exclusive events and media content in its various forms (video/music/online). Our vision focuses on high quality goods and services worldwide.
Summer of 2019
EROS XOXO will be hosting events in the Toronto GTA. Our first of the season is May 24th @B-Side Lounge 669 College Street.
FRIDAY NIGHT VIBEZ features DJ sets from Dame Alexander (Deep House, Electro Funk, Urban Remix, Reggaeton, NuSoul) ,DJ Friendliness (DanceHall, Roots Reggae, Lovers Rock). Special Live performances from PROGRESS (Bajan Ragga Spittah) and Percussionist @DannyDrums. |The evening begins at 10pm $10 at the door
The new single/video featuring DJ Abacus
is set for a late summer release 2019. The British -Canadian DJ lends his high octane house grooves to the silky soulful vocals of Dame Alexander to make dancefloor magic.
This is a collaboration with Underground Sol and EROS XOXO featuring DJ Justin Paul
I picture the new era of fashion forward customers and the social complexities of now, fusing that into a design that looks different because it’s not one thing. For people who know style, they look at my designs and they see that it’s a Victorian toe with a slight scoop in the ball of the foot. You see the gilding. Usually a gilded shoe has a rustic look, but my concept with the black and gold, brings it a sense of luxury with an old world feel that still has a metropolitan freshness. When I think about Greek Mythology, I see black marble and gold. You look at black marble and you see the cosmos. I’m a real fan of mythology and I collected comic books, so the concept of inhanced beings is one of my inspiration points.
I was tired of trying to find shoes for myself, because I have size 13 feet and they’re flat, so the width tends to be a problem and the whole fit of the shoes. So, that’s how I got into custom designing my own footwear first. I posted them on Facebook and people started to ask me to design them shoes. That’s how it started.
The concept is based upon love and passion. EROS is the root of the word erotic, classical mythology. XOXO is a modern sign off term for love, I thought why not combine the two. When I see the brand I think strength derived from love. It feels very solid to me.
The level of travel that I’ve been able to do, enabling me to see fashion and art from all over the planet. My love for fashion came from my mom. I’m always looking at what people are wearing. What they have on the shelves in Switzerland or Mexico is so different from what we have here…the materials and the cut. I’ve learned so much about these different aspects.
We have a different-shaped foot in North America than they do where the shoes are handcrafted in Guatemala. That’s led to a fruitful collaboration with one of the best known Guatemalan cobblers. His name is Eric. He owns a fifth-generation business with his sons and brother-in-law, cutting leather, sizing things. There’s no high technology involved. Most of the shoes can be adapted for either men or women.
I found early on when I put pressure on myself to produce, the initial joy I had for the process started to wane. I came to the realization I had to create a business model that works for me. If you are interested in a pair of custom shoes prospective customers can get in touch with me personally by clicking the FB or Instagram button at the top of the page and we will make it happen.