Samuel Way is another cordwainer Graduate from the London College of Fashion.
Another that is in the context of my last showtime post about Min Jung Chae.
In that post I commented that women’s shoes were in general a lot more creative and innovative then the more sober and conservative men’s shoe.
Samuel Way’s footwear designs are certainly not conservative, very definitely an exception to that rule.
He has a BA Honours Degree in Cordwainers Footwear, more specifically in their product design and development.
His Spring Summer 2012 collection is inspired by his own childhood nostalgia and uses very bold colours and block designs.
In his own words ‘… a menswear collection inspired by re-collective memories, themes like cartoon characters, board games and other childhood related products that I still feel nostalgic about’.
In this Showtime collection he worked toward this with a comical and toyish looking footwear.
All his shoes are hand-made.
Though this collection is focussed on men’s shoes he also produces women’s shoes such as a Jimmy Choo and H&M collaboration.
He now works as an apprentice for design company BSV International based in London.
- Jimmy Choo (thestreetstylefashion.wordpress.com)