You can always tell a lot about a person from their shoes, and unique shoes are something we’re always on the look out for. So we were pleased when Chanii B shoes got in touch recently, and told us about their new collection and the opening of their first store in the UK.
Chantal Pilon is the designer behind Chanii B shoes and is one of three generations of footwear retailers, with over 12 years personal experience. She studied art and fashion design in Ontario, Canada, as well as at the prestigious Cordwainers College in London She has also designed for the likes of Kenneth Cole NY and Clarks.
In 2009, Chantal moved to the UK and began to work on her own designs. All Chanii B shoes are individually hand-made in Portugal using high-quality European leather. Only small quantities of each design are produced, ensuring each pair is a limited edition and with its own story to tell.
Colour contrasting or use of mixed material are distinctive themes throughout Chanii B designs; some of the most popular items featuring black leather with contrast fuschia stitch, green on brown, or grey on navy. This season’s focus on casual trends is reflected in items such as her low, ribbon-laced ‘Canope’ boots, and blue rubbed suede and grey leather tall, military-style ‘Cadeau’ boots.
Our personal favourites are the ankle ‘Grouse’ Boots with ribbon laces in Stone Red. But there are loads of uniques boots and shoes and the Winter sale is now on, so take a look, there’s plenty more cold days to come!
For more info visit Chanii B and there’s also the flagship store in Milsom Street, Bath, now open.