The Finnish-born shoemaker Achilles Ion Gabriel launched his eponymous brand in 2012 and it is clear from the artisanal qualities inherent to his work just why he considers himself a shoe-maker rather than simply a shoe designer. Gabriel splits his time between Paris and Menorca, where each pair of shoes is manufactured in close collaboration with a local tanner. The soles and hardware are crafted entirely by hand. Drawing on the diverse heritage of his Finnish, Swedish and Russian roots, Gabriel's footwear has a strong architectural feel, in part influenced also by his mother's work as a graveyard sculptor.
Continuing to construct shoes in signature textures, Achilles Ion Gabriel’s ongoing research into classic shapes sees the reappearance of the Derby and Chelsea boot constructed in AIG leathers with squared-toe silhouettes and Velcro straps for the AW15 season. New to the collection this season are sneakers in three styles: slip-on, Velcro and lace-up. Featuring thick vulcanised rubber soles and leather uppers in minimalistic black and white colourways, the heavyweight sneakers feature signature toe and heel straps whilst women’s slip-on styles feature white stitched patches. Placing a high emphasis on wearability and comfort through considered sneaker construction, the luxury collection balances traditional craftsmanship with innovative design.
SHIPPING & RETURN
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*Excludes underwear, fragrance and cosmetic items which are non-returnable.
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Standard - EUR 15 - 2/4 BD
Express - EUR 25 - 1/2 BD
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