BRITISH HIGH-END shoe company Freya Rose’s latest couture bridal shoe Reiki is available now. The brand specialises in bridal shoes in duchess ivory silk with bespoke embellishments and Rieki, included in the Freya Rose Couture Hanami collection, is an exclusive slingback with each shoe is embellished with over 800 real pearls and small, handmade silk flowers taking 33 hours to make – 20 hours to make the Mother of Pearl heel, five hours to make the silk flowers and a further eight hours to embellish 800 pearls and crystals on the shoe.
The flowers featured on this design, are handmade by award-winning embroidery artist Jo Butcher who inspired by the beauty of the English countryside and carefully hand crafts each flower delicately by hand.
An artist in her own right, the flowers Jo make for the Reiki help to create what is, apart from being a shoe, also a multi-dimensional piece of artwork. Reiki is finished off by the signature Freya Rose mother-of-pearl heel.
Designer Freya Rose says, “I love the romanticism that Reiki signifies. Now available in Browns Bride, it is truly exquisite and a jewel of a shoe. Its so important to us that we are using Jo Butcher – a British awardwinning embroirer, to create the flowers for Reiki – it adds a wonderfully special element to the shoe, and makes the story of Reiki truly unique.”
“Freya’s shoes are handmade by craftsmen who have learnt their trade through generations, made in the finest materials from Italy. The intricate detailing of these beautiful shoes truly makes for a luxurious and unique collection,” she continues.
Freya Rose was set up by its eponymous owner and designer who graduated with a first class honours degree from the London College of Fashion in 2003, she gained experience with high street stores and designers, including Gina, before designing her own creations. She has many awards for her luxury shoe designs including first place in the Tahitian pearl awards 2008. The company is based in Islington, north London.
by Caroline Simpson
Reiki retails at £1,075.00 for more information please visit the Freya Rose website here