Oliver Sweeney Spring/Summer 2014

Unlikely landmarks of Paris are the inspiration behind Oliver Sweeney’s latest footwear collection. The footwear brand sought out architectural highlights of the city to create its spring/summer 2014 line.

In particular, Clignancourt Market, known for its antiques and furniture, became the basis for colours and presentation of the season’s shoes. The experience of walking through the world’s largest flea market manifests itself via the collection’s bold, saturated blues and reds and provided the foundation for the lookbook.

The Oliver Sweeney design team said of the choice: “It takes everything that we love about French culture and design and works effortlessly with our passion for creating only the finest, hand crafted shoes and accessories available, to challenge convention and to stay one step ahead.”

On the surface, the range – which includes Chelsea boots, saddle-style brogues, espadrilles, loafers, derbies, sandals and trainers – sticks with classic shades of brown and grey. However, pops of colour emerge throughout.

Oliver Sweeney adds further details via colour-blocking, the brand’s signature punch pattern, monk-strap fastenings and Japanese selvedge denim.

Although Oliver Sweeney has used its Anatomical Last™ foundation since 1989, recent structural improvements involve a lighter feel, with FIN Project XL Extralight© soles.

The team behind Oliver Sweeney has dubbed the SS14 collection their most innovative to date.

All styles are available for purchase now and shoppers still have the option of registering their interest in having their purchases tattooed by celebrity inker, Henry Hate.

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Oliver Sweeney SS14 Footwear Collection