The Horse – Organic Leather Footwear for Men & Women
A boutique designer shoe label by Australian fashion designers Scott Hawkes & Gabrielle Glennie.
You can view The Horse shoe collections here – The Horse Shoes
If you like the look of The Horse footwear, you can buy it online at their official online store.
Gabrielle and Scott kindly caught up with Australian Fashion Review for a few words on their shoe label.
Please introduce yourself Gabrielle & Scott and tell us about your backgrounds.
With backgrounds in nursing (Gabrielle) and electrical retail (Scott), we didn’t really have any formal training. Just a passion for beautiful shoes.
How did The Horse label begin?
The Horse was conceived on a whim in August 2008, over a coffee. We had known each other for 9 years and had been discussing how it would be great to work together. Considering we tended to agree a lot when it came to style and fashion.
We released our first range in October 2009. We are now ready to release our next range in June 2010.
What can we expect from The Horse in the coming collections?
More of the same. Staple styles, solidly made. Shoes that last more than just one season. Classic cuts that are signature pieces in their own right. Shoes that don’t fall apart in your hands or on your feet.
What do you hope to accomplish with your fashion label? What is the dream!?
To continue to make ethical and realistic goals for our little company. We don’t have an extremely large range because we are not trying to take over the world. We are definitely more interested quality than quantity. To continue to be realiable, trustworthy upstanding individuals in a big scary world.
Who are your favourite fashion designers and what about them inspires you? What else inspires you?
Nathan Smith for simple yet solid designs, and also Josh Gout for the same reason – sexy and simple. There is something beautiful about the simplicity of a white tee with jeans. When done right. It always makes people turn there heads. It’s like it strips people back to their real beauty and enigma. Put some amazing shoes on them and you’ve sealed the deal.
If you could pick someone famous that best represents your labels style, who would it be? Alternatively, what famous person/s would you want wearing your label?
Charlotte Gainsbourg, Zooey Deschanel, & Johnny Depp.
Complete the following sentence: The Horse Shoes are unique because:
We actively choose not to compromise on quality for the sake of an extra dollar. We believe enduring fashion should be of a certain calibre, within the reach of the everyday working man’s pocket. We will never use slavery to achieve that goal.