ElizabethDunn is a London based shoe designer who graduated from the prestigious shoe college Cordwainers at the London College of Fashion. Lizzie is trained in producing handmade, one-off made to order shoes which can be purchased via her website. We caught up with the East London based designer to talk shoes, celebs and London life.
Us: So Lizzie tell us why you first moved to London and what you have been doing here?
Elizabeth: I have always waited to move to London since I was young it’s the bright lights and big city that never sleeps. I moved here 4 years ago for university where I studied Footwear design at London College of Fashion Cordwainers and I have stayed here since graduating, launching my my own shoe label based in London.
Us: Excellent! We’ve been checking out your collections and we’re please to see each pair is handmade and unique. Talking about unique we’ve heard that Lady Gaga is a big fan of your work?
Elizabeth: I have had some interest from Lady Gaga and her British styling team. Some of my creations have been requested for her next music video. I am going to make a personal one off pair of crazy shoes to give to her.
Us: When you not designing what do you do in your spare time? Any little hideouts or secret spots you can recommend?
Elizabeth: Most of my time is devoted to my label, if it’s not production and designing its photoshoots and prep for London Fashion Week. I do give myself a little time to have fun, mainly on a Friday night you can see me out on the town, as for hideouts I can’t deny I am loving good old Dalston.
Us: Where’s your favorite place to eat? The one place you know you’re guaranteed good grub.
Elizabeth: As for food in London I just absolutely love the Vietnamese restaurants on Kingsland Road, my favorite is Loong Kee Cafe, I recommend the monk fish it’s delish!
Us: Any good shops or markets you can tell us about that we should be checking out?
Elizabeth: Apart from the obvious markets in London I really love heading back up north for shopping especially for those little one off finds. Leeds and Manchester are greats for shopping and lots of fun.
If you like what you see check out Elizabeth’s website to view her shoes and make an order. Just think you could be wearing her shoes before Lady Gaga – fashion icon? Moi??