LIAM FAHY wins British Fashion Council NEWGEN sponsorship for spring/summer 2014 collection at London Fashion Week which will take place September 13 - September 17, 2013.
Each one of Liam Fahys shoes are hand made in limited editions using the finest Italian tanneries and artisans in the world. Each piece is embellished with a nickel sole signature that takes twice as long to produce compared to any other designer shoe. It is this unsurpassed attention to luxury and quality that makes each piece not only authentic in quality, but original in style.
Liam Fahy was born to an Irish Father and an English mother in Zimbabwe. For part of his childhood he lived on a small snake farm, in small suburb of the capital known for African stone sculptors, musicians, weavers and painters, in what ultimately laid the foundation of his creativity.
Whilst a young art and psychology student in Africa, Liam chose to further pursue his passion for creativity, by taking a year away from the city to live with the Tonga Tribe located in the remote valleys of the Zambezi River. A year later Liam returned to pursue his true lifelong passion of design and enrolled to study footwear at the renowned De Montfort University in England.
While at university, Liam was awarded several prestigious design awards in Italy, London and Africa for his conceptual based designs. After graduating with a host of awards, Liam started designing with several multinational sport brands. Disinterested in mass production, imitation and corporations, Liam chose to steer his attention towards the women’s luxury side of the footwear market.
- Charlotte black satin platform pump
- Adora burgundy suede & mesh pump
- African java print passport holder
- Caroline navy canvas Brogues
- Brigitte black cut-out pump
His diverse design experience and unusual conceptual signature helped him to win the first ever Fashion Fringe Accessory Award judged by Manolo Blahnik, Colin McDowel and British Fashion Council designer of the Year, Rupert Sanderson. During this period Liam worked and lived in the Emilio-Romagna region of Italy alongside Rupert Sanderson at his legendary factory learning the secrets of true Italian craftsmanship and design.
In 2010 Liam Fahy went in search of the perfect Italian factory to produce his first namesake collection and in 2011 produced his first range, ‘The Elegant Collectables’.