DANWARD believes summer isn’t just a season, but a state of mind — an idea we can certainly get behind. With a goal of creating refined, unique, urban accessories, their collections are designed and produced in Italy with a focus on quality and sophistication. Their footwear, which makes us feel like every day is vacation, is made in partner factories surrounding Florence. And it’s no surprise that the founder Dan Ward comes from an impressive background in the global luxury fashion market — with experience working with Hermès, Alfred Dunhill, Bally, and Calvin Klein. You’ll see these influences, along with his personal love of the sea, in his sleek sandals.