There are those brands who come and go, and there are those brands whom you come to love and rely on again and again for beautiful design and comfort. LK Bennett, who I adore for their attention to both great fit and glamour, are one of ‘those’ brands for me and my style. Back in 2012 I reviewed their collaboration with Caroline Issa – Fashion Director of Tank Magazine – a series of playful and unique heels inspired by Issa’s travels in and around Thailand. Themes of neon, embroidery, oriental flowers and the occasional pom pom made for a delightful summer collection, perfect for giving you that spring in your summer step.
This fashion-forward collaboration with Issa was a phenomenal success, and Issa remains involved with the brand today. Recently Caroline worked with LK Bennett on this video to promote the high quality of craftsmanship that goes into the brand’s designs, a project that took Issa to Spain to witness the creation of LK Bennett’s heels in their main factory in a rather unassuming corner of Alicante, chosen for its artisan approach to design; where skills from the factory workers are passed down from generation to generation.
The video is an interesting demonstration of the process that goes into the creation of one of the brand’s signature designs, their Floret court shoe, which I styled in this blog post. Did you know that there are up to 70 steps that go into the process of creating a basic court shoe? For more detailed styles, as many as 100+ steps are involved.
LK Bennett are proud to combine British heritage with Spanish artisanal expertise. The Floret court, with her perfect heel height, pointed toe and timeless silhouette, is a firm fashion favourite. Head over to LK Bennett today to discover more about the making of this iconic shoe.
Photography: With thanks to James Chastney.