SPRING / SUMMER 2011.
Hand woven textiles and prints.
Textiles and leathers are sourced from specialist producers who take an equally artisanal approach.
There are four styles to choose from, all encapsulating the combination of attention to detail, playful creativity and effortless wearability that is the Rose Choules hallmark. Shapes are slim and graceful, with neat heels and leather soles; colours speak of summer, from sunny corals and dappled greens to monochromes and royal blues. Here is a subtle flower design punched out of a soft suede upper, there an unexpected gold buckle; a man’s formal shoe is reimagined into slender elegance, an espadrille silhouette reworked with a traditional leather sole.
Photography Jack Davies
Words Tamsin ML
The simple Bellagio slip-on and buckled Cazenove are produced in hand-woven Indian Ikat textiles, notable for their delicately textured weaves, while the crisp Cereste court shoe and slingback Bellano sandal are available in the designer’s own watercolour prints: rich rose swirls and soft geometrics.
The fine leather soles are produced by Britain’s only remaining traditional oak bark tannery. Located in Devon, on a riverbank site used for leather tanning since Roman times, the tannery uses a slow, organic method that ensures quality, durability and a richly-coloured finish - all integral to the collection. Antique gold braids, sourced in France from bygone interiors, add the finishing touch.