Vintage aeroplanes, gangsters’ molls, Marlene Dietrich, Ravens, Greek tsarouchi shoes, and antique velvet jewelry are just some of the inspirations behind the collection that features fur toe caps, laced flats, monk buckles, 50’s ankle straps on 105mm heels and riveted patent wedges.
Mirror and copper leathers, graphite velvets and soft furs give the collection its signature dark look whilst following Liam’s ethos of maintaining a seasonless silhouette.
“Black and reflective surfaces form the base of our AW12 palette as they’re not ephemeral colours. The colour black is to fashion as carbon is to the elements. It is the most versatile of all the elements”
Each one of Liam’s limited edition shoes is inscribed with a signature nickel detailing on each sole.
Liam is about to launch a small line of clutches based on the textures of his AW collection.
Liam Fahy was born to an Irish Father and an English mother on a snake farm in Zimbabwe. He was raised amongst African stone sculptors, musicians, weavers and painters, in what ultimately laid the foundation of his creativity.
As a young art and psychology student in Africa, Liam chose to further pursue his passion for creativity, by taking a hiatus from modernity deciding to live with the Batonka Tribe located in the remote valleys of the Zambezi river.
A year later Liam returned to pursue his true lifelong passion of design and enrolled to study footwear at the renowned De Montfort University in England.
While at university, Liam was awarded the prestigious Linea-Pelle Footwear Design Award in Italy and the prominent Drapers Footwear Designer of the Year Award in London for his conceptual based designs.
After graduating in 2006 with a host of awards, Liam started designing with several multinational sport brands and labels. Disinterested in mass production, imitation and corporations, Liam chose to steer his attention towards the women’s luxury side of the footwear market.
His diverse design experience and unusual conceptual signature led him to win the first ever Fashion Fringe Accessory Award judged by Manolo Blahnik, Colin McDowel and British Fashion Council designer of the Year, Rupert Sanderson. During this period Liam worked and lived in the Emilio-Romagna region of Italy alongside Rupert Sanderson at his legendary factory learning the secrets of true Italian craftsmanship and design.
In 2010 Liam Fahy went in search of a Italian factory to produce his first namesake collection.