Designer Spotlight : Dear Frances

Dear Frances designs strong yet feminine collections for the urban romantic, reflecting the aesthetic of designer Jane Frances. Each pair of shoes is handcrafted in Italy, fusing modern sophistication and artisan detailing in equal measure. Dear Frances combines directional design with luxury materials and craftsmanship to create a style, which is both elegant and unique. Inspired by the contrasting environments and cities in which Jane has lived, Dear Frances shoes are for women with a relaxed sense of style and a naturally strong elegance.Dear Frances shoes are produced at a boutique factory in Italy, ensuring the highest level of skilled craftsmanship & quality control.

GIRL OF MY DREAMS : SS15 

SS15 Girl Of My Dreams breathes life through fresh colour palettes and carefully crafted forms. Powerful crisp lines and sharp edges are offset by sculpted curves and meticulous attention to detail. Layered slides, strong heels, fine straps and summer mules – Girl Of My Dreams is raw, yet sleek, sharp and balanced; defining an artists vision of the modern romantic and sophisticated urban woman.

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 SS15 INSPIRATION

Inspired by mid-century modern furniture design, particularly the later work of Danish designer Hans Wegner, SS15 : GIRL OF MY DREAMS builds life through clean lines, fresh colour palettes and carefully crafted forms. Powerful crisp peaks and sharp edges are offset by sculpted curves, wood detailing and meticulous attention to detail. As a result, SS15 displays the cleanliness of furniture design, combined with strong pops of life and an unfinished rawness. Layered slides, sharp heels, fine straps and summer mules – GIRL OF MY DREAMS is raw, yet sleek, sharp and balanced; defining an artists vision of the modern romantic and sophisticated urban woman.

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JANE FRANCES 

London-based designer, Jane Frances studied at the London College of Fashion and ModaPelle Academy in Milan, where she learned from some of the most accomplished shoe designers in the world. After graduating, she spent her formative years in Milan, learning the intricate art of Italian craftsmanship under the guidance of her teacher and mentor, before moving to London to establish her own label. With a strong design aesthetic and great respect for artisan detailing, Jane brings a fresh approach to shoe design for the sophisticated urban woman.

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