British brand Beyond Skin counts Natalie Portman and Anne Hathaway as fans and is re-launching in the U.S. for fall. Standout styles from the 100 percent vegan brand include an over-the-knee suede boot made from recycled PET bottle caps (something only used by Mercedes and Jaguar) that dries quickly and doesn’t watermark. Made in Spain using mostly Italian fabrics, Beyond Skin’s suggested retail ranges from $114 to $197.
Les Miserables’ costume designer, Paco Delgado, revealed to WWD that actress Anne Hathaway wore “sophisticated flats” made by “specific shoemakers” to play Fantine.
“She’s vegan, so we couldn’t use any animal materials on the shoes for her character Fantine. We had to find very specific shoemakers to create lace-up boots and ankle boots,” Delgado said. “We also did flats that were much more sophisticated.”