I have no idea how I came across the Hetty Rose Shoe label but am I glad I did! They are so beautiful and innovative I am awe-struck.
The collection is based on a theory of re-using and re-working vintage materials in a creative and sustainable way, hand making gorgeous, feminine shoes to fit (as they are custom made, ordered and selected). She combines silk with hand crafted wooden heels, recycled leather and natural leather soles.
Other materials are primarily vintage Japanese kimono fabrics: relics of a disappearing world, saturated in significance and hidden meanings. For example the colours and folds signify various seasons, occasion, status and personal taste of the wearer. How fantastic!