Combining contemporary, fashion led design with enduring style and traditional craftsmanship, Penelope Chilvers produces timeless, made to last pieces that work seamlessly with each season’s trends.
ABOUT THE BRAND
Penelope's love affair with Spain and local craftsmanship began as a child spending every school holiday in the province of Girona where she first came across rustic, handmade alpargatas. She has been trying to make the perfect raw edged, bullhide moccasin that only exists in her childhood memories ever since!
While living in Barcelona, she enjoyed riding in her lunch break in the national park of Collserola in the hills above the city wearing traditional Spanish riding boots.
She pursued the idea of bringing the Spanish riding boot to England and commissioned a small number of traditional artisans in the hills of Spain to make the perfect equestrian boot – their Long Tassel boot - to her own specifications. This boot remains a firm favourite in the collection, most famously worn back in 2004 by Prince William’s then girlfriend, Kate Middleton. Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge continues to wear her boots to this day.