coming soon...penelope chilversThis October we're delighted to welcome footwear brand Penelope Chilvers to Kilver Court. Combining contemporary, fashion-led designs with enduring style, Penelope Chilvers produces timeless pieces that work seamlessly with each season's trends. Penelope Chilvers styles quickly become "wardrobe staples"; the dog walking boot, the easy espadrille the quintessential Chelsea boot and more.
Born and raised in England, Penelope originally trained as a painter at the Byam Shaw School of Art in London. Penelope lived for a few years in the city of Barcelona, as a painter and designer where she collaborated with artists and artisans. During her time in the city, she pursued the idea of bringing the Spanish riding boot to England, unearthing a small number of traditional artisans in the hills of Spain and commissioned them to make the perfect equestrian boot, to her own specifications, which is still a firm staple in the collection. This Long Tassel boot received extensive attention when it was worn by the Duchess of Cambridge back in 2005 and again recently, when she was photographed wearing her original pair whilst hiking with Prince William on a Royal tour in Bhutan.
The collections have since grown to include iconic styles, such as the Incredible boot and the Pioneer boot, both highly sought after urban snow boots, the distinctive and flamboyant Dandy slipper and enduring artesian Goodyear welted leather-soled boots and shoes. Penelope Chilvers designs footwear and accessories to fall in love - and stay in love - with.