Monday, 11 April 2011

Rupert Sanderson

In a moment of madness or divine intervention Rupert Sanderson resigned from a disastrous career in advertising to learn how to make shoes at the Cordwainers College in East London. 

During the summer break of the two year course he rode a motorbike to Italy to visit as many shoe factories, tanneries and last makers as he could. 

In a very short time he was working in Italy firstly for Sergio Rossi and then Bruno Magli.  Rupert is very proud to have been able to work with the founders and their families of both these companies before they were bought by larger luxury goods companies  it has stood him in good stead with the closely knit Italian shoe making community. 

His design philosophy is simply 'less is more'. Avoiding augmentation and over dressing the foot he concentrates on perfecting line, volume and material to flatter and lengthen the leg, and make women feel sexier.  His inspiration comes from the materials themselves; from the sensual curve and silhouettes of the lasts and heels, to the quality and finish of the best leather and fabrics. 

Rupert Sanderson has two London stores and in March 2010 opened his first international flagship store on 8 On Lan Street, Hong Kong. Followed closely by opening a store in the Palais Royal in Paris in April 2010. 

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