​The New Classic: Thierry Rabotin Grayson

Mar 1st 2019

The coveted designer remixes a time-honored favorite.

At the heart of Thierry Rabotin’s Spring/Summer 2019 collection is femininity, textural play, and graphic detailing. Surprising material combinations, wild patterns, and charming embellishments make their way onto classic silhouettes that are easily adoptable for the modern woman. Alongside contemporary styling, the Italian brand remains faithful to its ethos with wellness-driven features. The ballet flat serves as the perfect canvas to encapsulate all of this. Thierry Rabotin’s Grayson is an exercise in refinement and elegance, updating an everyday favorite with sumptuous materials to deliver the label’s timeless sophistication.

The Grayson shoe explores a minimalist design by perking it up with trendy themes and comfort technology in two iterations with their own distinct personalities. The neutral option is color-blocked with an ivory leather upper and a black nappa cap-toe that speak to the brand’s heritage. The rust red version is outfitted in supple suede with prominent multicolored mock snakeskin detailing for a grown-up twist. Both colorways sport a modest pancake heel and an adjustable bow. Classic elements include the blue interior, sacchetto construction, a shock absorbent outsole, and cushioned footbed that all contribute to optimizing underfoot support and weight reduction. At an approachable price of $425, the Thierry Rabotin Grayson ballet flat is a smart investment for both your closet and bank account.

Versatility abounds with Grayson, pairing well with skirts, jeans and dresses. This shoe is a wardrobe mainstay as it effortlessly doubles as workwear hero or weekend warrior. Make a chic case in the boardroom in a sheath dress layered over a full-sleeve blouse with the ivory pair. Add some playfulness to the equation when you cinch your waist with a patent leather belt in a bright hue. This flat is the perfect transition shoe, as well. Store them under your desk to slip into on your commute home or on your way to indulge in the happy hour specials at your go-to bar. We love the rust red for a self-care Sunday spent enjoying some much-needed retail therapy. We’re dreaming of wearing ours with light wash skinny jeans, a tweed jacket, and a jersey knit T-shirt. For an evening look that’s comfy, yet pulled together, we recommend dressing them up with a pleated midi skirt, pashmina scarf, and a turtleneck sweater in an earthy palette. Grayson will undoubtedly become a trophy piece in your evolving style rotation with its fresh spirit that finalizes any look for any occasion.

Add the Grayson ballet flat to your beloved collection of Thierry Rabotin footwear today. Explore these styles and the latest Spring 2019 silhouettes at your nearest Hanig’s store. Conveniently located at two premier luxury shopping destinations in the Chicagoland area, find us at the historical Plaza del Lago center in Wilmette or in downtown Chicago on Michigan Avenue and Delaware Place. Discover our entire collection of designer footwear here online at Spend $99.90 or more and enjoy complimentary UPS ground shipping to anywhere in the country with your order.