Let’s take a look at Terry’s background history…
At 1957 Terry Cuts his first pair of shoes for the family business whilst on leave from the National Service. In the early 60’s creates first designs, with buyers from all over the country queuing to get hold of a pair and his career kicks off after Editor of Queen magazine features an original design. It’s then when Terry designs a coloured snakeskin 3‐tiered wedge and sells them at Kensington Market, attracting fans such as Bianca Jagger and Bette Midler.
In 1972 opens the first store “Cobblers to the World”, attracting clients such as Bianca Jagger, Elton John, Rudolph Nureyev Jackie O and Shirley Bassey. The Brand thrives with highlights including creating Tim Curry’s shoes for the Rocky Horror Show and reinventing the stiletto for Zandra Rhodes’ catwalk show. A year later the legendary Margaux wedge is born.
In 1980 is now making over 800 pairs a day for worldwide sale and launches a new line Kamikazi, designed especially for punks and goths.
In 1997 a comeback is being made, with designs created for Paco Rabanne and Anna Sui’s runway shows and a commission to produce the footwear for BAFTA award winning movie The Velvet goldmine. The same year Terry and his wife Liz work 24 hours a day to produce made-to-order footwear for their store in Camden’s world famous Stables Market, “Cobblers to the World”. Notable visitors include Marilyn Manson and Dita Von Teese. He also commissioned to produce Angelina Jolie’s boots for Tomb Raider.
Store closes in February 2002 the goal is to focus on re-launching the brand. In 2006, he is nominated as Accessory Designer of the Year at the British Fashion Awards and in 2009 he launches online couture service, creating bespoke shoes in East London studio for clients such as Kate Moss, Cheryl Cole and Amy Winehouse.
Here we are in June 2010 where he receives the Awarded Draper’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
known as the ‘rock and roll cobbler’ and over the past 50 years has developed something of a cult following amongst his fans. Terry makes couture shoes for many celebrities and loyal customers. The iconic British footwear designer Terry de Havilland is partnering with LXY brands for the launch of a new main line.
Terry de Havilland – “ LXY understand Terry de Havilland and I am excited to be working with them. For the last 6 months, I have been developing and designing the 2010 collection and I know people will be surprised at what they see.”
The new collection sees a range of iconic styles, designed by Terry de Havilland, available nationwide from June. Prices £199 – £319.
Find out more about TDH @ http://www.terrydehavilland.com/
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