Sebastian Tarek

Designer name: Sebastian Tarek

Origin: Australia

Design background:
Sebastian has worked for London’s finest shoemakers since 2003 - where he has spent years refining his skills of fit, and creating work of the highest standards to satisfy the clientele of Savile Row and beyond. He has worked for two of the last remaining members of the West End Master Boot Makers Society, who have been making shoes for the Royal Court since the 19th century.

Design signatures:
“Architectural silhouettes, textual materials and subtle use of colour.”

Career highlight:
“Being asked to make shoes for Dame Edna Everage.”

How would you describe the Sebastian Tarek man? “A discerning gentleman who appreciates relaxed sophistication.”

Trademark piece:
“Handmade bespoke shoes.”

What is your brand philosophy?
“Finding a home for the contemporary customer within the ancient setting of the bespoke shoe making service.”

Price range at retail:  £1,000 - £1,100 per pair

Three autumn/winter 2012 inspirations: “Going away to far away places, the journey home, Soviet modernist architecture.”

What does 2012 hold for your brand?
“Broadening of horizons.”  

Where do you go in London to seek artistic inspiration? “Tate Britain, Kensington Gardens, Royal Academy and St Chads of Haggerston.”

Unit 26 Sunbury Workshops
Swanfield Street
London E2 7LF

Sales Contact

Sebastian Tarek
Tel: +44 (0) 78 7604 5234

Press Contact

Sebastian Tarek
Tel: +44 (0) 78 7604 5234


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