Penelope Chilvers; the Spanish inspired footwear brand came about when Penelope Chilvers lived for a few years in Barcelona as a painter and designer. Whilst riding with friends in Spain, she wore traditional Spanish riding boots, and saw their potential to be worn not only on horseback, but also as a fashion boot. This thought unearthed the idea to bring the Spanish Riding boot to England.
The footwear brand has gained a lot of attention since Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge wore the equestrian boot. From the Dandy slipper to the jute and hand-sewn espadrille her designs can be purchased directly from Penelope Chilvers online boutique, and from fashion stores/boutiques across 17 countries, including Selfridges, Liberty and Harrods in London.Since starting out her footwear company, Penelope’s designs have featured in ‘Tatler, ‘Country Living’ and ‘Grazia’.