Set in an exclusive Oxford college, temple of the oldest and most authentic British tradition, the new Church’s ad campaign features a crop of students shot in black and white by Lachlan Bailey.
The moody, contemporary and vaguely sacrilegious images depict every day moments of this international elite that plays a key role in preserving a centuries-old, quintessentially British heritage. On their feet, the shoes are displayed effortlessly and informally with a relaxed attitude that seamlessly captures the elegance that Church’s has been passing down from generation to generation for over 140 years.
Art direction: Marco Braga and Giuliano Federico
Photographer: Lachlan Bailey
Styling: Margherita Moro
Models: Hedvig Palm and Kit Butler
With 58 days of detailed hand-craftsmanship dedicated to each single pair, the Crown Collection embodies Church's renowned hand-crafted virtuosity like no other.
Each style celebrates a master of British literature and poetry: true artisan wordsmiths such as Dickens, Joyce, Wilde and Defoe. Likewise, these creations are an example of the art of shoe-making expressed through impeccable, contemporary shapes and finishes.
Made with great care, the styles in this limited edition collection are the most authentic result of artisan workmanship, with brogue motifs, burnished trim, and color meticulously applied by hand.
Other distinguishing features include a 1930s-era crest and the name of the model transcribed in calligraphy on the upper of each shoe -- just a few features that render each pair a timeless keepsake.
Experience this enduring elegance and unique comfort. Schedule your private fitting at our selected boutiques.
AMSTERDAM - P.C. Hooftstraat 112
BRUXELLES - Place Stéphanie 2
CHICAGO - 75 East Walton Street
EDINBURGH - 59a George Street
GENEVA - Rue du Rhône 59
HONG KONG - Store No 36, Pacific Place
LONDON - 133 New Bond Street
LONDON - 143 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge
LONDON - 201 Regent Street
LONDON - 28 Royal Exchange
LONDON - 110 Jermyn Street
LONDON - Cabot Place East, Canary Wharf
MADRID - Calle Jorge Juan 11
MILAN - Via Sant’ Andrea 11
PARIS - 229 rue Saint Honore
PARIS - 24 Rue de Sèvres, Au Bon Marché
PARIS - Printemps 64, Boulevard Haussmann
ROME - Via dei Condotti 57
SINGAPORE - 2 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands
TOKYO - 5-8-1 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
TURIN - Via Lagrange 7A
WIEN - Seitzergasse 1-3
As the fashion pendulum swings back and forth cyclically pushing new trends or rekindling existing ones, there are a crop of elements that stay, regardless of times and fads. Patent leather is one of them. Once strictly perceived the special occasions accessory, today its high-gloss finish lends itself to multiple styling tricks with a distinct wintry feeling, especially in deep cold-weather hues.
A look that is easy to achieve with the Paulette patent leather Derby lace-up whose unique detail - a removable, oversized flap on the upper – strikes a balance between the classic and contemporary while elevating versatility to new levels. Polished and smart, each shoe is finished with hand-written details for a one-of-a-kind exclusive.
In today’s fast-paced life, it takes focus and wit to handle the flurry of activities and occasions that fill the days and agenda of a modern women on the go. Equally challenging is striking the right balance between work and play, between class and function with a laid- back elegance and empowering versatility.
On a versatile note, the Constance Oxford lace-up rises to any occasion. Characterized by an oversized, detachable front flap that adds a unique touch it oozes charm thanks to its exquisite brogueing, low heel and high-impact two-tone palette. The perfect must-have fall shoe for an in-control look nonchalantly studied down to the last polished detail.
In fashion’s current fascination with the gender-neutral aesthetic, a beautiful pair of lace-up shoes taps into the trend with the right amount of British legacy and wear--now immediacy. As the style lines are increasingly blurred when it comes to him and her, the Shannon Derby lace-up effortlessly weaves its way into the two worlds, lending itself to be worn under anything, in any moment of the day, on any occasion.
Flawlessly crafted from a single piece of leather that is completely free of marks, the only stitching on this smooth and shiny shoe are the eyelet facings, hand applied by seasoned craftsmen.
As the winter mist rolls, suede is one of those richly-textured materials that immediately conjures images of frosty moments with its luxurious and cozy feel, epitomizing the perfect juxtaposition between dressing up or down. A timeless fall favourite, the desire for suede hardly abates thanks to its all-around appeal that ranges from sartorial elegance to week-end nonchalance. And once again, it’s the details that highlight the added value with an on-edge personality.
Just like the ones that characterize the Plowden Derby shoe, perfectly in-line with the suede trend yet uniquely distinctive for its fringed upper that contributes to its exclusive and contemporary aesthetic. Built over the 133 last, this lace-up is at once luxurious and sturdy thanks to a leather lining, rubber commando sole and its rich sandalwood shade.
New season, new look. With winter upon us, it’s time to add a tougher spin to relaxed comfort with a unique attitude that adds the right amount of boldness to any closet staple. And for a subtle twist of rock-n’-roll glamour, studs are the way to go as a hint of metal hardware gently pushes the boundaries of elegance without excesses. The desire to make a statement starts with a pair of Burwood Met lace-up shoes that offer a lady-like take on the eponymous men’s classic.
Artfully dotted with eye-catching yet elegant studs, applied using a special pneumatic machine, this women’s Oxford is further proof of how a signature detail can lift a classic beyond tradition.
The latter-day gent will never let comfort overshadow elegance. So blending the two has become a masterful style exercise obtained through the highest forms of expertise and unique treatments aimed at finding the right balance between form and function. In this vein, the full-grain smoky treatment of the bi-color Burwood fume in black and burgundy confers a rich and handsome finish to the most traditional of Oxford brogues.
Historically cobbled using untanned hide with perforations that allowed water to drain on wet grounds, this triple-soled style seamlessly adapts to the big city life and countryside escapades
Style, quality and ambition live on way after the challenges and satisfactions of terms and academic achievements, setting the base for a man’s success, both in and out of the boardroom. Regardless of marks and goals, a handsome pair of Derby shoes earns major style points just like the Grafton, or Golosh brogue, with its classic rounded toe, perforated and gimped edges and a winged cap. A labor-intensive exercise enhanced by an exclusive polished binder that further sets off its deep and lush shine.
Worn under traditional of suits or new-generation sportswear, each pair caters to men who appreciate the finer details in life.
From the longest of times, high-profile English colleges represent the quintessence of cultural heritage, one also associated with a precise look. Lessons of style where tradition and trendiness meld with an innate elegance and off-kilter effortlessness. Always interpreted with a contemporary twist to a unique effect, generation after generation.
Regardless of one’s fashion inclinations, the Shannon with its exquisite clean-cut Derby line fits under anything with a rakish formality and timeless appeal. Originally designed for sportier purposes, it is crafted from a single and flawless piece of leather that makes it extremely precious yet very versatile.
The Prada Group, of which Church’s is part of, reveals a new perspective of itself on csr.pradagroup.com, the website dedicated to Corporate Social Responsibility.
Stories of passion and commitment, of creativity, of respect for the places, of open dialogue with local communities, of restoration and enhancement of the artistic legacy.
A perspective heretofore unseen, whose protagonists are the skilled hands of artisans, the multifaceted expressions of culture, the reshaping of landscapes, the partners along the production chain and the people all over the world who, with us, dedicate their daily efforts to achieving excellence.