I recently discovered the Sydney Brown brand, and was immediately impressed by the overall Japanese aesthetic design and their way of pushing the envelope ever so slightly with proportions, design and materials. I just love the use of metallics and wood. Then, something amazing happened, the clouds opened up in the sky, birds started chirping, flowers bloomed, and then I read…that they … are … vegan.
Well now this just puts Sydney Brown at the top of my wishlist; a new luxury footwear company producing vegan shoes….oh thank goodness!
Sydney Brown is a designer from Los Angeles, and founded her label as she believed without a doubt that high end fashion could be created without the use of animal products and produced in a completely environmental way.
The shoes are handmade by artisans in her Los Angeles atelier and use eco-friendly materials such as coconut insoles, recycled and sustainable uppers, and reclaimed wooden soles, aiming to create every pair of shoes with a ‘cradle to cradle’ life cycle.
I definitely have an eye on Sydney Brown and am looking forward to sharing more.
So far, here are some of my picks from the Fall / Winter 2014-15 Collection.
(Dear Sydney, would love to see some designs for us women living up north.)