“I think the main driving force for me is my passion for shoes and menswear, growing up in the UK, I was always obsessed with style and especially footwear. I think, I am mostly influenced by my father, who is a very elegant man. I used to look into his cupboard and see all his shoes in a row. I used to collect his cashmere coat when he came in the evening, it hang up and brush it down. I have found myself reading and learning as much as I can ever since. Back in London I was working in footwear production off Savile Row and in fashion buying before that – I have no official training as a designer. I design for myself, what I want to wear of what I can see my sartorially inclined friends in. I take inspiration from a lot, for instance my first collection was photographed by the beach as this was where I discovered the color palate for the range; I chose my logo color from the rich Australian mud. Architecture plays a big role too, as you’ll see in the accessories arriving next month from Florence. I decided to launch my brand while in London, but moving to Melbourne with my girlfriend in Jan 2011, I discovered Melbourne is the perfect place for me. Small businesses and designers are really celebrated and the response to my first collection has been absolutely amazing. For the most part though, I want to get guys into cool shoes which are a great value for money.”
Come on, this guy used Australian mud as the color pallet for his logo. Needless to say, Christian, you are a gem.
Don’t say we didn’t give you the warning, this stuff will be hard to get sooner than later.