As part of their 150th anniversary celebration this year, Hannahs this season is launching a limited edition, capsule collection of men’s and women’s footwear for Autumn/Winter 2018, handcrafted in Italy’s finest shoemaking factories.
The range is offered exclusively to Hannahs in New Zealand under the brand 1868, which is a nod to the year R. Hannah & Co. Ltd was established in Charleston, on the South Island’s West Coast.
The styles are made using traditional artisan shoemaking techniques with every detail considered to ensure the designs reflect the quality of the craftsmanship behind them. As you would expect from such a premium collection, all styles feature all leather materials that have been hand lasted and sewn by true masters in the art of shoemaking.
In the men’s range, exquisitely made brogues are on offer in rich burgundy leathers and low profile Chelsea boots with hand-burnished detail.
The women’s 1868 designs include flat Chelsea boots with stud detail and all of the hallmarks of a premium leather boot, from stitched leather soles, butter soft uppers and a timeless silhouette.
Available at selected Hannahs stores and online from early March 2018. RRP from $399.95. Men’s Connor Chelsea Boots and Cary wingtip brogues pictured below.
High Resolution 1868 imagery can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/s9kxhwsqxhcne0c/AABWp_zYd8u7TCX9r9eoBs0va?dl=0
Hayley Burrows, Lassoo Media & PR: Hayley@lassoo.co.nz, 09 370 0420
The Hannahs story began with the opening of Robert Hannah’s first footwear shop on January 29, 1868 in the gold mining town of Charleston on New Zealand’s West Coast. Following the gold rush, Hannah moved his business to Wellington, and opened a number of factories in the area to keep up with growing demand. Today, the original Hannahs factories have been turned into residential apartments while the Hannahs business, boasting 50 stores across the country, is still based in the Wellington region with its head office in Porirua. With a proud history in New Zealand for almost 150 years, Hannahs stocks quality international brands such as Clarks, Hush Puppies, Steve Madden and Keds for men, women and children as well as a wide selection of footwear for all occasions through well-known local brands such as Pulp, Noir and Euro Pulp which take on-trend, international influence catered to the New Zealand market. For more information, please visit hannahs.co.nz.