Oliver Sweeney 2014 Fall/Winter Collection
Food and shoes; what’s not to like? Oliver Sweeney loves both, so the British shoemaker has taken cues from the kitchen–sourcing only the richest colors, finest materials, and most unique textures while challenging conventional methods and preparations–as it presents its Fall/Winter 2014 collection. Emphasizing key features and details, the range includes striking reds, blues and silvers–reminiscent of mackerel, sea bass, lobster and crab–for its “Compass” designs while handfuls of blackberries and raspberries inspired the scotch grain leathers on the Goodyear-welted styles. Brogues see scattered punches that recall various peppercorns and heavy-soled bluchers feature a depth, texture and toughness in line with that of chunky beef filets. Finally, onglet steak, which is often considered to be one of the most flavorful cuts of meat, acts as the muse for the sophistication of the label’s Italian blake-sewn styles.