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Inside Rupert's Studio

Taking a "less is more" approach to his craft, London-based shoe designer Rupert Sanderson is the go-to luxury footwear brand for strong, architectural silhouettes, tempting textures and statement embellishments. With skilled, artisan quality as the cornerstone of his collections, the designer expertly fuses traditional craftsmanship with cool contemporary, directional design, for an alluring, yet utterly wearable, complete footwear wardrobe.

Meet his muse, Model and Presenter Jade Parfitt, tune into our exclusive film and take a trip through his studio...

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    Every Rupert Sanderson shoe is named after a daffodil. There are over 20,000 varieties of daffodils in existence.

    See Rupert's Moodboard

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    Each Rupert Sanderson shoe has a gold swipe under its heel. The swipe is a 'benchmark' to show the 'evidence of the hand' – a true mark of luxury.

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    "A single shoe never has a start or end point, it's part of a shoal of shoes."

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    "The shoe lasts are very important, we make them fit. We're always going back and analysing to get that perfect balance. It's all about construction."

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    "The Rupert Sanderson woman loves fashion but doesn't use it to augment her life beyond what she actually is. Jade's got those qualities which I really love - elegance, grace, gentleness."

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    Inside the Studio - Rupert Sanderson Estelle Shoes

    "There's one shoe - an iconic shoe which captures your handwriting as a designer. The Estelle is our signature style."

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  • Behind-The-Shoot

    Rupert Sanderson - Behind The Scenes

    "There's no one place that I go to for inspiration. It's everywhere from the obvious to the more obscure - basic principles of fastenings and elastic bands in everyday life can be made into something magical. When you're really in a flow, ideas can come easily, but it's how you choose to pursue and work at them that matters." - Rupert Sanderson.

  • Rupert Sanderson - Behind The Scenes

    The Muse

    "British fashion is really coming back into its own with such a great gamut of designers. They don't need to leave the country to showcase their collections. This reinforces the strength of LFW." - Jade Parfitt.

  • Rupert Sanderson - Behind The Scenes

    On Rupert's Designs

    "They're modern classics. These are shoes I can wear for the next 30 years. I love that he picks up on things that are going on elsewhere in fashion but he still has his own path."

    Jade Parfitt

  • Rupert Sanderson - Behind The Scenes
  • Rupert Sanderson - Behind The Scenes

Girl A La Mode's Edit

"Rupert is an iconic designer. Everything he does feels new and fresh, yet with one foot rooted in the artisanal heritage of shoe-making. His attention to every detail is inspirational."

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