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The Palatines's New Collection Has Arrived in All Its Minimalist Cool Glory

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We already knew that LA-made shoe brand The Palatines created a supremely perfect slide, but now that designer Jessica Taft Langdon has exclusively shared the lookbook for her brand new Spring/Summer 2016 Collection with us, our footwear fantasies have shifted into overdrive.

It's no surprise that Langdon has a background in classical footwear design, as evidenced by her line's attention to detail and quality (the Italian leather shoes were all made by hand locally), but what makes The Palatines a certified cool-girl brand is its beautifully austere aesthetic. And the new collection doesn't stray from that sensibility.

Inspired by motifs found in residential architecture and masonry, this latest crop of styles includes their signature slide ($235) in a few new shades, plus a 1950's inspired pump embossed with a hexagon pattern ($435), a cool, and a chunky clog ($435)—all of which are already available for purchase via their site, as well as at local retailers including Calder Blake, Mixed Business, and Assembly LA. A few more styles (including the above black and white sandals we're literally lusting after) will also be added to the site and stockists's shelves soon.

The Palatines Spring/Summer 2016 lookbook was photographed by Collin Levin and modeled by Jillean Whittle.