Sarah Flint, the designer behind the luxury footwear known for her impeccable style and handcrafted shoes, has teamed up with Samuel & Sons, the iconic trim and finishings company, to create a capsule collection of a beautifully decorated velvet and suede flat, pump, bootie, and derby boasting an autumnal color palette inspired by England's Newby and Broughton Halls for release this fall.
Each trim used on the shoes—like the Palais cord piping as edging or the Annecy gimps as toe caps—are made by hand in Italy. “I am constantly inspired by interior design and have always admired the vast selection and exceptional craftsmanship that is signature to the Samuel & Sons brand,” says Sarah Flint, who founded her eponymous brand in 2013. “Because of our mutual love of design and dedication to detail, the partnership with Samuel & Sons was a natural fit."
Flint has also partnered with Morris & Co, which was founded by the Arts & Crafts pioneer William Morris in 1861, to dream up a limited-edition collection launching today of three styles featuring the brand's iconic Blackthorn design. Created in 1892 and adapted for machine printing in 1972, the dark, small-scale floral feels decidedly modern, even today.
“William Morris firmly believed that nature and craftsmanship were paramount in creating homes and surroundings,” explains Beth Holman, President and CEO of Zoffany, Morris & Co's parent company. Flint, who has decorated with Morris & Co's patterns in her own home and office, also incorporated the brand's wallpapers and textiles in her first New York City pop-up last year, which helped kick off this well-fated partnership.
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