Inspired by her passion for art, architecture, travel and hand-made here in England, Joanne Stoker’s designer shoe and retro bag collections, draw from these passions and are translated into pieces of art we can all wear every day.
Like any artist, her work in women’s shoes and bags is recognisable by distinct signatures; architectural heels which evidence Stoker’s love of cubism and strong shapes reflective of Stoker’s obsession with architecture. Yet her addition of eclectic materials used throughout her retro bags, sixties and seventies-inspired shoe designs and bold colours ensure a result that is fascinatingly unique.
Each pair of women’s shoes is crafted to perfection here in England and every detail is meticulously checked. Stoker literally searches the world for the finest, most interesting materials to use in her luxury and retro shoes; but, everything is hand finished and made right here in England. Whilst each pair of designer shoes, seventies-style platforms or formal wedding shoes look like something you would see in a gallery, they are miraculously (and thankfully!), very easy to wear.
The entire range of vintage designer shoes and contemporary bags transcend the hours of the day and the seasons as her designs take you from day to night, from May to December. Each woman will find her own individual heel that is exactly right for her, her life and her style.
Look at a pair of Joanne Stoker designer shoes or platform shoes and the geometric, black and white, sixties spring to mind. As do the highly psychedelic, chromatic seventies. Her sixties and seventies-inspired women’s shoes ooze twenties Bauhaus detail and the vivid, high contrast art deco style of the thirties and forties. Each pair of designer shoes of contemporary bag collection is simply named by year. A year where the politics, culture, fashion, social mores, art and music all are influential in the designs of the shoes.
Yet, somehow, they are also firmly rooted in the here and now, irrespective of when that is. In short, timeless.