“Our point of difference is that we want to innovate,” said Graeme Fidler. “It’s not about being fashion-forward. It’s about being relevant to the customer tomorrow.”
Their collection is long on acetate-welded soles, Goodyear welts (even in casual shoes, like desert boots), and little extras like the removable, leather-soled sock that comes with the hiking-style Forest boot. An unlined suede bag elicited especial glee. Among the apparel, multimaterial pieces like half-suede shorts and reversible suede-and-lambskin jackets set the scene. They all looked ready for a brisk walk in the shade. “He’s not a guy who goes clubbing,” the designers confirmed.
JUNE 25, 2012MILAN
By Matthew Schneier – style.com