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In 1968, we let our imagination do the walking, with our mind on revolution: arche was born. In 2018, 50 years on, what could be more natural than to celebrate the truly original beginnings of a truly original adventure, in the genuine spirit of arche.

So ARCHE68 is set for take-off, with all kinds of events, from the Web to Tokyo, Paris, New York to Berlin, every step you take. FREEDOM of style, COMMITMENT to design, INDIVIDUALITY unlimited. Everyone has the power to be who they are, off the beaten track.
Now: ARCHE68 is twelve models for summer, twelve others for winter, for women and men. Shoes and bags 100% French, produced in the heart of the Touraine region, on sale exclusively here and in our travelling stores.
And more? Fly your own colours! Two of our iconic models can be personalised as you wish: ballerinas and ankle boots suit your every wish.
En vrai? ARCHE68 is also a travelling store that will win you over as they go walk about. New York in April, Paris in May, Berlin in August, Tokyo in October: wherever you go, we go too.

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Collection

Anguss

White to give yellow a lift, and vice versa

Ankle boots with side zip — taurillon leather with waterproof earthenware beige nubuck-finish — insole in white earthenware nubuck-finish leather — soft, unlined — sole with 6.3 cm raised heel in chalk and ochre Formula Natural®

Baolya

White to join the fold this season

Pleated boots with elastic laces — earthenware white waterproof nubuck-finish full-grain taurillon leather — waterproof earthenware white nubuck-finish insole — soft, unlined — 2.2 cm flat sole in milk-white Lactae Hevea®

Bararc

White to assert yourself, purely and simply

Boots with inner zip, can be worn straight or turned down — earthenware white waterproof nubuck-finish full-grain taurillon leather — earthenware white nubuck-finish leather insole — Soft, unlined — 2.5 cm flat sole in milk-white Lactae Hevea®

Fujeri

White for stepping out with elegance

Lace-up ankle boots with a fur tongue — in full-grain taurillon leather, waterproof nubuck-finish, and earthenware white, sheepskin, and linen — ecru wool insole — soft unlined — 4.5 cm white Formula Natural® platform sole

Joeyho

White to stay well on course

Thigh boots with inside zip — earthenware white waterproof nubuck-finish full-grain taurillon leather — waterproof earthenware white nubuck-finish insole — soft, unlined — 4 cm flat sole in milk-white Lactae Hevea®

Larazo

White, several notches above the rest, for clean, sharp moves

Boots with inside — earthenware white waterproof nubuck-finish full-grain taurillon leather — earthenware white nubuck-finish leather insole — soft, unlined — 6.6 cm notched platform sole in milk-white Lactae Hevea®

Momako

White to step into the clouds

Boots can be be worn straight or turned down musketeer style — silver-finish outer zip —  taurillon leather with waterproof earthenware beige nubuck-finish — white earthenware nubuck-finish leather insole — soft, unlined — white rubber 7.7 cm platform sole

Swareg

White for keeping in step

Lace-up desert boots — white earthenware nubuck-finish full-grain calfskin — white earthenware nubuck-finish leather insole — soft, unlined — white rubber 2 cm flat sole

For men

Swatis

White for strapping moves

Sneakers with three Velcro straps — full-grain white earthenware nubuck-finish full-grain calfskin — white earthenware nubuck-finish leather insole — soft, unlined — white rubber 2 cm flat sole

For men

Tbatys

White for truly strapping moves

Sneakers with three Velcro straps — full-grain white earthenware nubuck-finish full-grain calfskin — white earthenware nubuck-finish leather insole — soft, unlined — white rubber 2 cm flat sole

Twigbo

White to light up your way

Inside zipper boots — full-grain taurillon leather, waterproof nubuck finish — earthenware white nubuck-finish insole — soft unlined — sole with 3.5 cm raised heel in chalk and ochre Formula Natural®

Marvin

White to beat the winter blues

Messenger bag with magnetic flap — adjustable strap with buckle — waterproof nubuck finish full-grain taurillon leather — multi-coloured earthenware white/ochre — outer: zipped pocket — inner: zipped pocket and flat double pockets — white full-grain calfskin lining — length 31 cm / height 23 cm / width 7 cm

Timber Lightly buffed full-grain calfskin
Hopi Smooth full-grain satin calfskin
Nubuck Velvety full-grain calfskin
Naka Ultra-soft smooth full-grain calfskin
Hopi metal Sleek metal leather
Shade Metallic and marbled smooth full-grain calfskin
Sole Lactae Hevea® sole

Customizer

ARCHE68 is all about positive customisation, of two iconic House models. Laius ballerinas and Lilou ankle boots can be customised to fly your own colours and to make them your very own.

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Community

Clémence du Tertre and Marie Lucas

The Petit Lucas du Tertre children’s ready-to-wear label duo melds tradition with a modern touch in ethical, responsible collections that promote the work of the artisans.

What would your ’68 in 2018 be? Say goodbye to things that are pointless

“The revolution we should start in 2018 would be to go back to basics. Whether it’s on a human level, or in fashion. We need to give things meaning, after years of consuming to excess. People need humanism, and now they need to know where their clothing is sourced. Our brand began producing ethically twelve years ago. We know every one of the artisans who produce our clothing, from the grandfather, father, to the son. It’s a way of saying that we have to look out for the planet. Without undermining the freedoms we have gained: quite the contrary. We need to go back to basics both in our professional and private lives. Saying goodbye to things that are pointless, means taking an ideological stand and showing respect for others.”

Marin Montagut

The city globetrotter tracks down the best addresses to sketch in his Bonjour guides. He reinvents life in watercolours in a variety of collaborative works.

What would your ’68 in 2018 be? Enshrire imagination in the school curriculum

“I don’t like school. I never did. I would dream of a school where you could paint, where there would be all the time in the world for music, where children would have time to dream. A place where everyone would learn to use their imagination. Imagination would be enshrined in the curriculum, as a main subject. That would be the ideal school, in the way that Michel Gondry sees life in his film The Science of Sleep. Teaching children to make their dreams come true in paint and watercolours would be the most beautiful of all revolutions.”

Alithia Spuri-Zampetti

This citizen of Rome, born in San Diego, is a designer who puts her talent at the service of the great Italian Houses and teaches at Parsons, the famous American school of art and design. After Viktor & Rolf, Valentino and Bottega Veneta , she spent a six years as brand designer at Lanvina alongside Alber Elbaz, and several seasons as artistic/creative director at Paule Ka.

What would your ’68 in 2018 be? Social network detox

“I propose a Social Network Detox movement for young people, so as to put their creativity first. To stop them wasting their energy looking up their idols on the Internet. The opinion leaders they follow are thrust upon them by the big corporations. They’re losing their identity and empowerment. Cutting and pasting is killing off the profession of designer. Having such wide access to things is addling their brains. They need to tell the system they’ve had enough, and go for their own personal style. Vionnet and Balenciaga invented something just by using the power of their imaginations. Pinterest should no longer be the reference work for fashion and haute couture.”

Simone Zenoni

The Michelin star-studded chef of the George at the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris, learned to cook watching his grandmother prepare tortellini in the tiny village of Provaglio d’Iseo, near Lake Garda.

What would your ’68 in 2018 be? Do everything in our power to leave our children a healthy planet

“We can’t carry on as before! We need to put our hearts and minds into it, before laws are passed. Our future and that of our children is at stake. Just like homework we don’t feel like doing, we always put off to tomorrow what we could do today. The economic system is set up to hide the damage being done to the planet. The agrifood industry has to stop, in favour of small producers. We can no longer raise chickens in cages. Nor can we throw everything away in the bin, to keep prices high. With intensive farming, the cereal fields are given over exclusively to animals, when we could be using them to grow food instead. There’s nothing healthier and tastier taste than a lentil salad! Ready meals are bad for us and don’t bring us happiness. It’s time we took care of ourselves and those around us by bringing together a host of people who think the same way. Instead of organic produce, which will be the industry of the future, we need to push the locavore model. Buying everything produced locally. And, first and foremost, put an end to all this waste!”

Julie and Camille Berthollet

Julie is a violonist, and Camille a cellist. The two sisters from Annecy recently released their third album, “Camille et Julie #3” (Warner Music).

What would your ’68 in 2018 be? Play whatever and whenever you want!

“In 1968, we lived through our parents, and our teachers. But the fight carried on as we chose what we wanted to do, not following conventions. Our ’68 in 2018 would be to play whatever and whenever we want. Go off the beaten track and, above all, break free from classical music, which has always been very conservative. The same freedom we have when it comes to choosing what we wear, the styles and colours that suit us, without constraints. Going on stage dressed as we like. Total freedom to be ourselves and express our art in our own way. There’s no end to this quest for freedom, which began in 1968: you just need to fight back and not take anything for granted. Our revolution would be to play different styles of music and work with different musicians. As we did on our second album, with Thomas Dutronc. We want to explore and take on different universes, using/thanks to overriding technique/technology. We’ve been on stage, sharing our music, since a very early age. We advocate solidarity in music, with the freedom to do anything and everything, without being looked on judgementally.”

Antoine Gerbelle

A great enthusiast of vineyards behind the scenes, Antoine Gerbelle is a journalist and the author of a number of guides. He is also a reviewer for the radio programme On va déguster and the founder of the first-ever Web TV channel devoted to wine, Tellement soif.

What would your ’68 in 2018 be? We need to go back to town and city centres

“We should demolish all those vast industrial estates with their superstores and go back to town and city centres. People would reconnect with small shops and no longer be at their computer screens ordering stuff from China. Everybody would be happier. Borders would disappear and we would attain greater humanity every minute of our daily lives. Saying hello in the morning, smiling, passing the time of day with others would bring back a sense of community. Amazon would become a local corner shop. We should do everything in our power to keep consumers out of the clutches of big international groups, for the sake of community, sharing and humanity!”

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