The historical shoes in the photos above are some examples from our collection at home. I love the neutral colours, quality, intricate stitching and bead work from varying historical periods.
Having started my career in fashion and first job in footwear, my passion for shoes has always remained. As a designer I spent hours in the Clarks Shoe Museum and Bath Museum of Costume looking for inspiration. I have collected shoes from a child with fond memories of rummaging at jumble sales for treasures. I have shoes by Mary Quant, Biba and crazy examples of 1970's patchwork all in storage. It is a long way from what I do now but every now and again a shoe appears!