Oliver Sweeney have a reputation of taking the traditional shoe and adding a modern twist to appeal to the fashionable sartorial man. After years of receiving requests, they have finally been persuaded to create a women’s range and lovingly called her ‘Mrs Sweeney’.
Maintaining the high standards of their men’s range, Mrs Sweeney is produced in the same family run factory in the Marche region of Italy. This first collection is inspired by the signature looks of the men’s line and uses the brand’s decorative nailing on the outsole with flashes of the lime colouring.
Within the range is:
A lightweight oxford shoe with a low cut upper and a tamponatta finish. This tamponatta finish is a colouring technique where layers of colour are applied by hand over time. It is the factory owner’s daughter Simona who has hand painted every shoe individually making each pair unique. The light colours of purple and blue with a dull sheen bring a flirty feminine look making these flats ideal for dresses such as the tea dress.
Ornella - the knee high riding boot in grey or brown, also crafted in a tamponatta finish.
Graziella - the only court shoe and high heeled shoe in the range, making a bold statement in a rich rust colour.
Sophia - the ankle boot with brogue detailing and a nod to the Jodhpur boot. In rust or tan.
Valentina - a light derby shoe with a waxed aged upper leather in royal blue, rust or tan.
But it is the brogue which makes the most impact, especially as it is bang on trend this season with the androgynous look.
Emilia has a relaxed lived in look with burnished suede or aged leather uppers.
In burgundy, brown or blue suede and burgundy leather.
Caterina is a heavier brogue with the chunky St Moritz rubber sole, great for the winter weather. In blue or grey.
Simona has the seriously polished look in bordeaux or tan with leather sole.
Great for those mannish sharp suits which are so on trend at the moment or a tailored dress.
Available soon on www.oliversweeney.com
Or visit their Conduit Street store in London.