Penelope Chilvers designs footwear and accessories to fall in love – and stay in love with …
They combine contemporary, fashion-led design with enduring style and traditional craftsmanship, producing timeless, made to last pieces that work seamlessly with each season’s trends.
Born and raised in England, Penelope Chilvers originally trained as a painter at the Byam Shaw School of Art in London, and was granted a scholarship from the Spanish Ministry of Culture, to complete an MA at Complutense University in Madrid.
Her love affair with Spain and local craftsmanship began long before. As a child, she spent every school holiday in the province of Girona where she first came across rustic, handmade alpargatas. She has been trying to make the perfect raw-edged, bullhide moccasin that only exists in her childhood memories ever since!
Having returned to the UK, Penelope began to work from her kitchen table, selling over 100 pairs of the Long Tassel Boot in a short space of time to a leading fashion boutique in Notting Hill, called The Cross. From that moment on, she got to work, designing her first comprehensive collection to launch at Paris Fashion Week in 2004.
The collection has since grown to include iconic styles, such as the Incredible Boot, our highly sought-after après ski boot, the crepe-soled Neon Safari boot, and a solid offer of Goodyear welted outdoor boots and footwear for experience and adventure.