The shoes in Collection 2 of Lavati -- a luxury men’s footwear worn by the likes of Kevin Hart, Stephen Curry, and Migos’ Offset -- are “minimal yet sleek.” As the latest creation from founding designers Davidson Petit-Frere and Yossi Shetrit, this sophomore collection of handcrafted suede Chelsea boots finished off by either a gum-bottom or leather-wooden sole, as well as leather court-top and low-top sneakers, are primarily offered in earth tones ranging from cool grey to Havana brown.
Since starting the company in 2014, Petit-Frere and Shetrit tell Billboard Style that the goal was to come up with “a really clean, modern, minimalistic, and easy [luxury] shoe for anyone of any style to adapt to.” Sharing an identical fashion taste, the duo didn’t care for the “eccentric and trendy” shoes out on the market. Instead they craved for something with a more “debonair, GQ” style while also being comfortable for any occasion. Their debut Collection 1 sharply differed from the current, as it included a popular green court-top and other shoes with outside exteriors contrasting the soles. Shetrit classified their technique as “artisan [and] traditional” with more of a “modern approach.”