Whilst the Worlds End shop is still closed, (looks like until the beginning of December now) Lise & the team are dealing with mail order at the e-commerce warehouse up the road.
We needed to do a photo-shoot to show some of the new items so Lise grabbed Andreas’ PA Benedikt (again. See earlier Krall Suit post) & I took the pictures. Continue reading
This is to introduce the latest addition to the Bondage boot range, the Elevated Bondage Boot. Continue reading
John has been the shoemaker for Vivienne Westwood since the beginning of 1987. Originally his father Aresti managed the business & it was he that I first met & dealt with as it was I working for my mother’s production at the time that first found & approached them. Continue reading
I found this old photo recently & thought it would be nice to share it with you. It is a Polaroid picture of Sara Stockbridge taken in the World`s End shop on her way home after having just modelled in the October 87 `Britain goes Pagan` s/s88 show at Kensington Olympia. Continue reading
The Rocking Horse Shoe was designed along with the collection “Mini Crini” in 1986.
This collection was inspired by the “Petrushka Ballet”, the clothes were supposed to create a childish and doll-like look. Vivienne wanted to design an elevated shoe, which at the same time is comfortable and easy to wear. That’s why it has the rounded front. “You rock along when you walk in them” (Vivienne).
For sure the form is connected to the “Rope Thong Sandal” which was designed 2 years earlier and was inspired by the traditional Japanese geisha shoe. Today we sell 6 versions of Rocking Horses:
Rocking Horse Ballerina – £375.00
Rocking Horse Golf – £470.00
Rocking Horse Boot – £420.00 (£425 for relaxed leather).
Rocking Horse Baby – £340.00 (£360 for relaxed leather).
Rocking Horse Slave – £320.00
Rocking Horse Crossover – £310.00 All handmade in England
Named after Tracey Emin this shoe is a variation of an elevated “Hammer Head Sneaker” from 1982 – Savage collection.
The original used to have 3 coloured stripes on the side. When we developed the current version in 2003, Adidas stopped us using the 3 stripe design. That’s why it has 4 stripes today. They are available in skin colour as shown, also in khaki canvas/coloured stripes, and black leather/black stripes.
Tracey Trainer, made in England – £365.00