Tag: leather


Lyle and Scott

26th October

For the AW1617 season I worked with an India supplier to design and develop a range of footwear and accessories. Part of this was used in the L&S London limited edition leather range and others in the main range. Retailing at selected suppliers and made in premium leathers this was a real pleasure to work on. The range features small accessories such as ear phone holders, key ring covers and wash bags.

This accessories line was a huge success for me and was a big part of the Lyle and Scott range for that season. A pleasure and privilege for me to work on – the product speaks for itself. Check it out AW16 and enjoy.



Lyle & Scott limited edition accessories, AW 1617

22nd June

For the AW1617 season I worked with an India supplier to design and develop a range of footwear and accessories. Part of this was used in the L&S London limited edition leather range and others in the main range. Retailing at selected suppliers and made in premium leathers this was a real pleasure to work on. The range features small accessories such as ear phone holders, key ring covers and wash bags.

And leather backpacks, holdalls and messenger bags, seasack was my favourite. The L&S London line sold in select stores and available on the home Lyle and Scott page, plus ASOS and other online shopping sites.

That range was diffused into part leather and textile options in black and khaki sold in main range in larger volume.

This accessories line was a huge success for me and was a big part … Read More »



An Original Penguin AW15/16

28th September

Continuing the success from the previous Spring Summer season we designed and developed the styles hand in hand with the footwear head office. This season has an outdoors theme, getting back to nature, making the most of the Autumnal colours. Working from the brief we created a trendy, stylish and quality range of shoes for Autumn Winter 15/16.

Well received by the bloggers and the customers it was an awesome range to have input on. Creasy, a long wingtip boot featured heavily in the range, supple grained leather with zig zag edges, burnished and brogued on the toe with a crepe outsole. Described on the website as “of the utmost quality as you would expect with anything that bears the Original Penguin name”

The crepe outsole really made this group stand out, on trend and gives a real premium look alongside the … Read More »



An Original Penguin SS15 Footwear

28th May

 

Spring Summer 2015 saw an awesome leather and PU range released by An Original Penguin. The theme for colour and style was Miami 1950’s. Collaborating with a fellow freelancer, we created a range that blew the previous SS seasons out of the water. New signature details designed from scratch, such as the tan leather tab with a gimped edge and the metal pin stud with the classic embossed penguin. Trendy crepe and tennis soles to name a few.

The leathers were of premium quality and came from a tannery in India. Particular favourite of mine is the style Monaco, inspired by the legendary Stan Smith, this was our take on it with my newly desgned outsole, in punchy new colours and premium materials, also featured in several style shots and blogs, including Fashion Beans and Candid.

The style Fathon … Read More »



Feit shoes – Outstanding in so many ways

30th December

If you don’t know anything about Feit the first thing to know is that this small company run by 2 brothers, Tull and Josh Price, produces with their Feit team, hand made shoes at there own small factory. Made with literally the best materials that have been sourced from some of the best tanneries in the world. These shoes are hand stitched and (depending on the design) signed off on the tongue label with the shoe makers name. Those little touches make all the difference. To learn more about some of their techniques take a look at this article from Hypebeast.

This is a unique brand with a unique take on footwear. There most modern designs are my favourite (look at their early work and then the latest, clear distinction in style). Using all sorts of materials … Read More »



Yuketen Spring / Summer 12 Collection

6th June

Yuketen is classic made in the USA, both footwear and luggage. Established in 1985, designer Yuki Matsuda uses American fine quality craftsmanship to create footwear inspired by the artisans he has met during his travels. Utilising these skills he crosses contemporary silhouettes and materials with traditional crafting. A proud and rich brand that produces beautiful shoes.

High grade leathers with a modern finish, this SS12 collection is looking great. In the range you can see snakeskin leathers with an almost sand camouflage effect, zig zag leather raw edges and brogue style punching, laced styles finished off with a square strip of leather to tie up your shoes.

The stunning contrasts in the classic styling – a welted outsole offset by the modern take on materials. It has a very unique and bold look that … Read More »




A Little taster from one of my blogs!

Simple tutorial on how to make a baby padder, all leather, hand stitched, raw edge and unlined. On this post I am going to show from start to finish, how to make your own baby shoes, bear in mind, you will need some tools and the pattern is cut from leather and there is no glue. Start with suede as it is more flexible and easier to work with than other treated leathers. It is still good quality suede, soft touch on the skin, inside and out of the shoe...

Money Clothing AW18/19

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Bobby Abley 2018 Fall Collection

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AW17/18 Premium leather womens range

Working with the same premium leather supplier as on the mens AW17/18, we designed and developed an awesome ladies footwear and accessories range....