Designer Focus: Rupert Sanderson
RUPERT SANDERSON isn’t your average shoe designer. Ardent cyclist and father to three red-haired boys under ten, he certainly doesn’t conform to the flamboyant stereotype. Arriving at his Bruton Place office on a drizzly July morning we’re regaled with tales of his ‘eventful’ commute. ‘I fell off my bicycle, it was just so embarrassing’ animates Sanderson. ‘The next thing I knew I was on the floor’.
Following his Tarantino-inspired SS13 collection which elegantly referenced ‘a dark vision of Japan’, Sanderson is in the process of perfecting his new season offerings. We join him at the last shoe fitting before his AW13 designs are put into production and hand-crafted at his Italian factory in Bologna.