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John Lobb, the British cobbler owned by Hermès, is on the move, and to underline that fact, the brand kicked off its spring presentation with a hand-drawn animation that featured a dapper gent flitting from Portobello to Shoreditch. The animation was set to music by the Northampton band the Temples, a nod to the location of the Lobb rtw shoe factory.
This story first appeared in the June 18, 2014 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.
Among the highlights of the collection were punched wingtip loafers and brogues, and a driving shoe in butter soft gray suede. Bespoke footwear – monk straps, brogues and boots – came in a range of different leathers and color ways, such as suede and leather in a rich plum hue.
Bespoke is a big trend,” said Lobb’s chief executive Renaud Paul-Dauphin. “Everyone wants to be different.”