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INTRODUCING OLIVER SWEENEY AW15 FOOTWEAR COLLECTION
FUSING TECHNICAL FABRICS WITH CLASSIC DESIGN, FOR FUNCTIONAL, BEAUTIFUL OBJECTS
Written by Menswear Style in New Collections on the 12th August 2015 / Introducing Oliver Sweeney AW15 Footwear Collection
From its earliest beginnings to its digital future, photography is all about the alchemical blend of science and art. The Cobbler-in-Chief was inspired by how this blend of art and technology so closely resembles the way Oliver Sweeney approach their craft, and using every aspect of photography, they've exposed the photographer's world, fusing technical fabrics with classic design, for functional, beautiful objects.
PREMIUM TRAINERS: INSPIRED BY ARTISTRY
Italian-made trainers use same techniques and materials as their formal collection. Their top-quality trainers use the same leathers as their Italian collection on rubber cupsoles. Combining hand-brushed Tamponato leather uppers, discreet detailing that references their formal collection, and versatile soles. The premium trainers are designed for the kind of photographers who would stop at nothing to get the perfect shot.
BLAKE STITCHED: INSPIRED BY PROCESS
Texture, technique and detail is key for the Italian Blake-stitched formal styles. Film is the connoisseur's preferred method of photography. The purist approach is perfectly reflected in the way Oliver Sweeney craft Italian shoes, with the details like hand-brushed Tamponato leather that echoes vintage photographs, and laser-etched finishes that are inspired by vintage camera equipment. They've expanded their formal boots, with a number of different wholecuts and Chelseas that use these same techniques with a more winter-appropriate profile.
GOODYEAR WELTED: INSPIRED BY LIFESTYLE
New materials and lightweight soles gives their Goodyear welted footwear extra versatility. Professional photographers have to be versatile, traversing different environments with ease. Their Goodyear welted collection features hardwearing materials like thorn proof wool, camo twill and grained leather as well as varying weights of sole for go-anywhere versatility, combining this with photography-led details like textured sole edges to reference camera bodies and square brogueing detail that echo film strips.
COMPASS: INSPIRED BY URBAN PHOTOGRAPHY
Taking key details from the formal styles and giving them a youthful, urban spin. Photography is no longer limited to big-budget shoots and the jet set - Instagram and mobile photography is inspiring a new generation. Featuring details like the square gimped rands that echo filmstrips and beautiful textured leathers from British specialist Stead's, it's a capsule collection for urban explorers.