My fashion life: footwear
Marcus Fairfax Fountaine and Felix Favor Parker always wanted to work together, and took the chance to create their own luxury footwear brand
Manny Kohli, president and owner of Canadian vegan accessories brand Matt and Nat, talks to Drapers about veganism, sustainability and pioneering future fabrics.
The Australian outback provides the perfect inspiration for RM Williams’ head of design Jeremy Hershan.
Drapers caught up with Marie Nilsson Peterzén, creative director, vice-president and co-founder of footwear brand Vagabond, to find out the secrets to the brand’s success.
Drapers spoke to Justin Taggart, commercial director of children’s footwear brand Chipmunks to find out about his brand ambitions and high fashion background.
Michelle Poole started out in fashion with a fashion marketing degree from Newcastle Poly, graduating in 1992. She now works in Colorado as senior vice-president for global product creation and merchandising for Crocs. She speaks to Drapers about her early love of fashion and passion for product.
Drapers spoke to Julia Mayer, the founder and designer of Julia Mays Footwear to find out more about her life in fashion
Drapers catches up with Eleonora Pujia and Vinciane Stouvenaker, joint creative directors of Italian accessories brand Coccinelle, about their inspirations and passion for powerful women.
In a bid to escape the world of property recruitment, Archie Hewlett founded Duke & Dexter in 2014, armed with £5,000 and a passion for vintage slippers. He spoke to Drapers about the brand’s journey and the challenges he has faced along the way.
Founder of eponymous luxury trainer brand Rose Rankin has elevated the humble sneaker to luxury status.
The Jones Bootmaker head of design talks hertitage, craftsmanship and her background in industrial design.
Designer and entrepreneur Aruna Seth applies the skills she learnt from her father to her own glamorous, feminine shoe line
The co-founder and designer of footwear brand Ancient Greek Sandals on working for Louis Vuitton, setting up her own label and a recurring work-related nightmare.
The footwear designer on why he loves the constant change of the fashion industry and what he does to get inspired.
The footwear designer on her love of travel and favourite snakeskin boots
My Fashion Life: Emmanuel Eribo & Philippe Homsy, Butterfly Twists co-founders on turning a concept into a brandSubscription
Two of the four co-founders of footwear brand Butterfly Twists discuss staying young and hungry and being inspired by the Rubin family.
The winner of the inaugural Drapers Footwear Graduate of the Year Award talks shoes, ecological fashion and DJ Jazzy Jeff.
Designer Sarah Beydoun’s handbag label gives female former prostitutes and prisoners in Lebanon the chance of a new future.
My fashion life - Blake MycoskieSubscription
The serial entrepreneur founder of footwear brand Toms sees no end to the ways it can mix business with charity.
My fashion life - Ashley MorrisSubscription
Linzi Shoes may be celebrating its 25th anniversary but its co-owner has still found time to train for a marathon.
My fashion life- Justin DeakinSubscription
The men’s footwear designer compares his craft to a man in his garden shed.
My fashion life - Catrin WatkinsSubscription
The head of design for young fashion brand Paper Dolls has a passion for vintage clothing.
My fashion life - Cleo BarbourSubscription
Footwear designer Cleo Barbour talks about cracking into the industry, colour-shy customers and moving into her teen idol’s flat.
My fashion life - Stephen GillSubscription
The owner and chief executive of men’s footwear brand Ohw? says you really can judge a man by his shoes
My fashion life - Jane WinkworthSubscription
As ballet pump brand French Sole turns 25, its founder talks about its anniversary plans and a young designer she’s found close to home.
My fashion life - Jonathan HirstSubscription
The co-founder of moccasin brand Mocks is enjoying the sweet smell of success.
My fashion life - Liam GreenSubscription
Hype’s creative director on the short-order brand’s move into womenswear and why he quit university.
Creating women’s footwear is a family business for the designer, whose wife is both muse and working partner.
The designer behind the Mojito shoe is now exploring how 3D printing could revolutionise the footwear industry.
Jimmy Choo’s creative director tells Emily Norval about its new store concept and plans for more men’s-only shops.
The renowned product designer and new creative director of rubber boot brand Le Chameau talks to Ian Wright.
The footwear designer tells Emily Norval what he’ll do with a prize fund of £200,000 and how the art world inspires his collections.
Back in London for fashion week, the footwear designer tells Emily Norval why now is the time to raise his UK profile.
Prism’s founder tells Graeme Moran how a glasses and swimwear label that was born out of frustration now counts Elton John as a fan
Rem D KoolhaasSubscription
The United Nude creative director and founder tells Graeme Moran how training as an architect has helped him design footwear.
The co-owner of footwear brand Volta tells Marie Davies about creating a hybrid shoe and developing its signature style.
The co-founder of Jeffery-West tells Stephen Spear why his men’s footwear brand stands out amid today’s boring, middle-of-the road fashion.
The designer tells Laura Weir why, 10 years after the launch of his premium label, he has opened a standalone footwear store.
Hogan’s general manager speaks to Marie Davies about raising the luxury brand’s profile with a little help from Karl Lagerfeld.
The co-owner of UK leather supplier GH Leathers speaks to Marie Davies about increased fashion demand for suede and shearling.
The US designer famed for her footwear tells Mandy Cohen why she’s looking forward to her first UK standalone store.
Marcia Kilgore Subscription
The founder of wellness footwear brand FitFlop tells Mandy Cohen how she is giving women what they want.
Vicky Haddon Subscription
The creative director of Hudson tells Marie Davies how the contemporary footwear brand is embracing fast fashion.
The co-founder of Fresh Footwear and 33 Joints tells Marie Davies about his plans to marry own label Feud with licensing
Marta Jonsson Subscription
The Icelandic women’s footwear designer speaks to Emma McCarthy about why she chose to launch her own retail concept
Timberland Europe’s senior director for brand marketing and merchandising tells Marie Davies he is refocusing on the outdoor market
The French Sole founder and queen of the ballet pump tells Lucie Goulet how she has carved her niche in footwear
The chief executive of MBT tells Laura Weir about dealing with imitators and his vision for growing the comfort footwear brand
The chief executive of the British Footwear Association tells Laura Weir why the UK footwear industry deserves a big round of applause
Laura Jackson discusses the beauty of bags and decadent shopping experiences with the co-founder of handbag brand Ollie & Nic.