Black Red Ankle Boot
Size: 44, they fit true to size
Condition: very good
Flaws: light signs of general wear, please refer to the pictures
Composition: 100% Leather
Country of origin: Made in England
Paul Harnden Shoemakers is one of the most iconic yet also one of the most mysterious brands in the world of avant-garde and artisanal fashion. Little is known about the British designer and his work since he is notoriously shy and there is barely any information out there. However, what is known is that Harnden, who really started as a shoemaker in 1985, expanded his line to clothing in the year 2000 with the help of fellow designer Elena Dawson. Dawson, who left the brand again in 2006, has since made a name for herself in the industry (please see our catalogue for a piece from her) as one of the most important designers in this niche.
Yet, although so little is known about him, for many, Paul Harnden is the most important designer in the world of avant-garde fashion and the point where it all started. A whole generation of designers like John Alexander Skelton, Archivio J.M Ribot and Ziggy Chen are all to some extent inspired by his work and his methods.
Notably, fellow fashion designer John Galliano and German filmmaker Wim Wenders are also both fans of Harnden´s work.
For many, his level of craftsmanship is beyond compare. He uses a lot of century-old techniques that are responsible for the outstanding quality and the antique look of most of the pieces. All pieces are fully handmade in England/Scotland and designed in his studio in Brighton.
All of Paul Harnden's shoes have a certain feeling of age to them. Even if they are brand new, they never really look new, which is a core principle of his design philosophy. This specific pair of shoes is inspired by silhouettes from the 1920s. It is an ankle-high boot in a red and black two-tone colorway, which is extremely rare and a great opportunity for every collector.