Agnes & Norman A/W Collection Shot at Fetcham Park
Rachel Simpson has been a beloved bridal shoe designer since she launched her first collection back in 2008. It’s not often you can say that a beautiful pair of heels are also extremely comfortable, but this is what Rachel’s designs have become renowned for in their vintage-inspired style and design.
So we were excited when, last year, Rachel branched out beyond bridal and created Agnes & Norman, for the discerning shoe aficionado to enjoy every day. Named after Rachel’s grandparents, this new collection takes inspiration from bygone eras to create beautiful, wearable shoes for guys and dolls, “ for work, play and everything in between.”
We were delighted to host the Agnes & Norman team here at Fetcham Park for an editorial shoot of the A/W collection. The images speak for themselves of what a great fit the house was for the quintessentially English inspired shoes that harness the best craftsmanship from Spain and India. It was a pleasure to have such a great creative team on board and we’re very proud to be the backdrop for these images.
Having hosted a number of shoots at the house, it’s always fascinating to watch an innovative team at work and I loved seeing the creative shorthand between Rachel, Elizabeth and Emma who each instinctively seemed to know what the other wanted to achieve with the look and feel of each shot. As a long-time admirer of Emma’s work, it’s great to be able to see her interpretation of the house and as I hoped, we’ve ended up with a very striking new set of images. It’s always a privilege to host brands that we’re fans of and this is one of my favourites to date (and not just because of the rather attractive male models….honest!).
It’s also prompted me to want to visit Elizabeth’s amazing vintage boutique – a must for any brides on the hunt for truly something truly unique:
“I’m a HUGE fan of Elizabeth Avey and I send every woman I know with a passion for vintage to her to find their perfect wedding dress. Her shop is a jewel and so is she.” Sophie Dahl
In short, a brilliant team and we hope you love the images as much as we do….
Photographer: Emma Case | Stylist: Elizabeth Avey Vintage Wedding Dresses | Men’s suits: Clements And Church | Hats: Sharper Millinery | Bags for Agnes & Norman by Caramel Designs | Make-up by Jodie Hazelwood