The Draper James x M.Gemi Collab Is Exactly What We Need to Start Spring
Season after season, M.Gemi delivers thoughtfully designed, high-quality (yet accessibly priced) footwear that is so good they warrant some pretty major waitlists. But beyond their covetable core collection, some of our favorite looks from the past year have come out of collaborations. Which is why we’re thrilled to see them partner with another beloved label, Draper James, on a spring sandal range that combines classic M.Gemi styles with the Southern charm of Reese Witherspoon’s lifestyle brand.
The key to a successful collab is finding a common vision, which is exactly what Draper James and M. Gemi have done. The new Draper James x M.Gemi collection expertly marries a “down-home” and preppy spirit with rich Italian design while staying true to the shared ethos of creating elevated everyday essentials.
“Both brands are alike in the sense that we appreciate luxury and attention to detail, but Draper James has more of a Southern twist with lots of pattern and color while M.Gemi tends to be rooted in modern design,” explains Cheryl Kaplan, co-founder and president of M.Gemi. “It’s been fun to fuse both of those worlds together.”
The assortment features three sandal styles in two colors and materials each that are made to pair with all your spring looks (and especially your go-to Draper James dresses). M.Gemi’s take on timeless craftsmanship shines through on the Treccia Flat ($178), the Risata Block Heel ($248), and the classic Pilone Heel ($278), but it’s in the prints and colorways that Draper James’ influence plays a part.
“At Draper James, we love to use gingham and chambray — two fabrics often found in a Southern woman’s wardrobe —to create feminine silhouettes that can be worn every day. We’re excited to translate these fabrics so charmingly in our M. Gemi collaboration,” says Kathryn Sukey, head of design at Draper James.
Time to start counting down the days to spring.
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