Quirky designer Paul Smith is splashing color all over revered shoemaker John Lobb, resulting in an explosively cheerful, infinitely lust-worthy collection of reworked classics.
Handmade by the most dedicated of craftsmen at John Lobb, the unlikely collaboration was first unveiled on Paul Smith's Parisian runway, to great enthusiasm from style observers and shoe collectors everywhere. Three signature styles have been reworked in gorgeously vibrant hues, in a simultaneous nod to both Paul Smith's exuberant spirit and John Lobb's artisanal heritage.
The John Lobb Lucca loafer now comes in plush, full-grained suede, in colors ranging from auburn (a beautiful autumnal brown), to evocatively named hues like Ink Blue and Sea Blue. Other styles include the Westbourne, a smart Oxford-style shoe, and the Willoughby, a derby, all awash in a variety of sunny shades that will fit right into your off-duty wardrobe.
Act fast, because these beauties are sure to go fast: the Paul Smith-John Lobb collaboration will be available at John Lobb boutiques and selected Paul Smith shops from September.