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 women’s fashion pendulum swings back and forth between long and short what stays still is the sass and character that a manly twist adds to any female look. With a hint of romance or under masculine tailoring, a touch of exclusive brogueing in rich chestnut brown is fresh and sophisticated.
To wit, the Burwood W III ’s elegant brogueing and delicate gimping recalls the classic men’s version of this beautiful Oxford. In calf Nevada leather, it is flawlessly crafted so that any slight colour variation of the leather is a further testament of our handcrafting heritage.
Today as yesterday, classic semi-brogues are a favorite among those seeking new ways to update their look and style. With unwavering passion, the modern gent dresses impeccably yet in-line with his busy agenda and dawn-into-dusk commitments.
Melding a timeless elegance with a modern appeal, the Diplomat stands out with its decorated toe cap and facings. Named for the English ambassadors and politicians who wore this Oxford shoe while abroad, its rich polish is the result of a labor-intensive finishing process for which our exclusive waxes are hand applied, gradually building up deep shades that enhance the natural beauty of the leather. The Goodyear construction and hand-written details inside the upper are truly distinctive traits.
In cork or wood, the fascination with platform shoe harkens back to the Thirties when its fame was fueled to global scale by diminutive silver screen stars. Decades later, this eye- catching style is still a favourite among women with a daring spirit looking to elevate their style.
A mission easy to accomplish with the Opal, a latter-day derby lace-up in black and white, whose singular element is the chunky platform sole and bi-colour winged upper.
A quiet aesthetic is as refreshing as a spring breeze, especially when handsome leathers and a chic color palette of white, earthtones and cocoa do the talking. Just ask men who know when a great shoe makes the outfit, even off-duty.
The Mirfield men’s sneaker, available in multiple colours, is an ode to relaxed elegance and superior craftsmanship detailed by a hand-stitched upper and a white sole. Crafted from butter-soft leather, it grants all-day comfort without sacrificing style.
Traditionally, being part of a boys club offers moments of down-time to cherish and savour, whether it’s lunch al fresco or a late-evening game of cards with old friends. Whatever the choice, the dress code needs to be impeccable, precisely studied down to the last detail, to always look the part.
Characterized by hand-crafted tassels, a rich shine and exclusive stitching, the KEATS II Nevada loafer is the perfect shoe to slip on with informal ease. An evolution of the classic 173 last, this Goodyear welted loafer weighs only 450 grams and stands out for its balance of form and fit.
Over the decades fashion’s fascination with nostalgia and past imagery has gone a long way with icons reimagined and updated to modern effect. Among others, two-tone combinations, from muted to bold, are an evergreen choice that elevates the cool factor, adding a new edge to any look and mood.
Defined by a classic round-toe, the OLIVE loafer plays it up with a daring high-shine and matte contrast finished off by side stitched details.
Throughout time, men of style and substance have worn the loafer with personality and relaxed elegance. The perfect smart-casual shoe to wear from the boardroom to the country, with exclusive details and rich polishes that define a new aesthetic.
The Oreham is the new loafer that seamlessly blends legacy and currency thanks to an oversized fringe and classic tassels. Sophisticated and elegant, its smoky sheen makes it simply unique.
A flash of shine infuses a feminine and modern glow to a man’s classic – the Oxford shoe – that for spring becomes an on-trend favorite to wear from sunup to nightfall. A strong message that starts at ground level with an eclectic, bold and stylish finish to wear with classics and beyond.
At once modern and practical, the Burwood W 6 in mirror calf leather is a contemporary and feminine version of the eponymous classic Oxford for men. Detailed with the same elegant brogueing and delicate gimping, it is flawlessly crafted so that even the slightest colour variation further proves that our handcrafting heritage makes each shoe unique.
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.