- Words Miriam Balanescu
Footwear brand Duke + Dexter have teamed up with Playboy to offer up a luxurious limited collection, fronted by Luka Sabbat.
British born and bred Duke + Dexter meets notorious American brand Playboy in this sleek and suave new collection of shoes and accessories. Harking back to Playboy’s heyday, their designs evoke the glamour of the American ‘50s but with a modern twist. It’s a nostalgia that speaks strongly to these strange times.
The face of the collaboration is Luka Sabbat, the 23-year-old model, actor, and influencer dubbed the “It” boy of Gen-Z by The Cut. Sabbat, whose tweets have piloted the sartorial sphere on what’s out and in, is the ideal poster boy for the campaign, which brings classic opulence up to date.
The partnership combines Duke+ Dexter’s landmark, first-rate loafers with logos and imagery unmistakably evoking the Playboy brand. Limited to just 200 pairs made in 8 designs, the collection is highly sought after and also includes a selection of accessories. A highlight is the bunny camo robe which was made in conjunction with British tailor Joseph Darcy.