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Slack London | Designer Feature

Imagined by shoe design legends, Tim & Fiona Slack, the brand reinterprets classic shoe styles with an expressive, contemporary twist. Rooted in London style heritage, Slack London is a mix of traditional and cutting edge Britain with an internationalist outlook.

Styles favoured by the youth of the fifties are abstracted into a clean, black & white colour spectrum. Highly polished leathers give the range a suitably bold and stark look.

T&F Slack originate new styles in their London workshop which also offers a bespoke service which has been used by prominent Rock and Fashion clients since the 70s. A few years ago T&F reissued the bright blue and yellow soled derby shoe that they made in 1976 for members of Roxy Music. The subsequent feature of it in Jay Z’s Life+Times blog led to the explosion in the shoe market of bright coloured soles on classic derby shoes.

Currently, T&F are evolving fifties influenced trainers by incorporating modern materials like neoprene. This blend of comfort, innovation and tradition will inform the Slack London collection in coming seasons.

What is your favourite material to work with?

Leather is my favourite material to work with because it can be stretched and moulded into shape and ages beautifully. Many different finishes can be applied and it takes perforations well to change the character.

What is your favourite colour?

Yellow is the favourite colour and we always associate it with the Slack London brand using it as a block colour or a highlight trim on sport shoes.

What’s your go-to outfit for a dinner party?
Dress over trousers has always been my go-to outfit. Now it finally seems to be on trend.

One or two words to describe your everyday style?

My everyday style is minimal black with one key piece of jewellery (usually Marni).

Favorite piece from your Spring collection?

My favourite piece is the 18013 B/W slip on sneaker, I wear them all the time as they work with tailoring or more casual looks and I love the flash of the yellow sole.


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