The world of photography provides the inspiration for Oliver Sweeney’s autumn/winter 2015 footwear collection, with the British label drawing parallels between the art of capturing images and traditional shoemaking techniques to create a range of smart and sophisticated silhouettes.
Things kick off with a selection of premium trainers, which have been crafted using the same techniques and materials as the brand’s formal options. Hand-brushed leathers and understated detailing keep things feeling luxurious, with styles made for “the kind of photographers who would stop at nothing to get the perfect shot”.
Its Blake stitched designs have been inspired by vintage photography, with clean Tamponato leather designs echoing the feel of classic photographs, while laser-etched details draw references from vintage camera equipment.
Meanwhile, chunky Goodyear-welted shoes offer movement, comfort and versatility – key to the life of the photographer – complete with square brogue detailing that echoes film strips.
Oliver Sweeney’s Compass shoe rounds off the line, giving a classic silhouette a “youthful, urban spin”. Inspired by the modern photographer, who uses Instagram to capture everyday life, the slightly more casual model is made with the urban explorer in mind.
Check out Oliver Sweeney’s full autumn/winter 2015 collection online now, with prices starting at £179.