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Forbes

It is said that if you would like to know if a gentlemen is well dressed, then look down at his shoes. There is also a theory that any man... Read More

Footwear News

  Shoe designer George Esquivel and Venice, Calif.-based hat maker Nick Fouquet teamed up to create a fall ’16 range of men’s shoes produced in Esquivel’s Orange County factory. Scroll down to see... Read More
Footwear News
LA Times

LA Times

  George Esquivel has quietly carved out a name for himself as the premier shoemaker in Los Angeles: His handcrafted shoes command prices starting at $495 for ready-made suede oxfords... Read More

The Art of Being Female

  I was first made aware of Esquivel shoes at A’Marees, the beautiful boutique on the water in Newport Beach a few years ago. They have carried the handcrafted and... Read More
The Art of Being Female
WWD

WWD

  OFF THE PITCH: Colette on Wednesday celebrated its ongoing relationship with the Paris Saint-Germain soccer club with the launch of a limited-edition pair of boots and a sweatshirt aimed at female... Read More

Robb Report

  Two all-American brands—one a Southern California shoemaker the other a Kansas City outfitter—have joined forces to create a new limited-edition line of classic, collectable kicks. The Esquivel x Baldwin capsule collection... Read More
Robb Report
Vogue

Vogue

  Print-obsessed fashion editors likely miss the days of Gregory Parkinson’s ready-to-wear collections, which quietly ceased production in 2015. We remember his party dresses and daytime frocks for their mood-enhancing prints... Read More
Hollywood Reporter

 

Over the years, George Esquivel has made custom shoes for Hollywood heavyweights LeBron James, Bruno Mars, Janelle Monae, Brad Pitt and Gwen Stefani, among others. But his latest project is more under-the-radar: a summer-ready collab with fellow SoCal designer Gregory Parkinson. 

The colorful output mixes and matches Parkinson's canvas block prints used in his interiors works on classic Esquivel footwear silhouettes like a lace-up oxford ($600), mule ($600) and chukka boot ($650), plus folios ($250-$350) and a tote ($775).

The pair of creatives met as members of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund almost a decade ago, and have stayed true to their artisanal brand values.

Both guys respond powerfully to the ancient tradition of handwork, which is always slightly unique. Parkinson painstakingly designs and develops his prints with a workshop in Calcutta during long stints in India. (“It’s not a quick in and out. I wanted the life experience of being there and living there as a local,” he says.) Esquivel has developed a distinct style for distressing his shoe designs, hand-burnishing, hand-stitching and hand-sewing them to perfect imperfection. “Gregory and I are really about the craft,” says Esquivel. 


For full article click here: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/george-esquivel-gregory-parkinson-collab-summer-s-coolest-shoe-1124544

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Hollywood Reporter

  Over the years, George Esquivel has made custom shoes for Hollywood heavyweights LeBron James, Bruno Mars, Janelle Monae, Brad Pitt and Gwen Stefani, among others. But his latest project... Read More
Hollywood Reporter

 

Over the years, George Esquivel has made custom shoes for Hollywood heavyweights LeBron James, Bruno Mars, Janelle Monae, Brad Pitt and Gwen Stefani, among others. But his latest project is more under-the-radar: a summer-ready collab with fellow SoCal designer Gregory Parkinson. 

The colorful output mixes and matches Parkinson's canvas block prints used in his interiors works on classic Esquivel footwear silhouettes like a lace-up oxford ($600), mule ($600) and chukka boot ($650), plus folios ($250-$350) and a tote ($775).

The pair of creatives met as members of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund almost a decade ago, and have stayed true to their artisanal brand values.

Both guys respond powerfully to the ancient tradition of handwork, which is always slightly unique. Parkinson painstakingly designs and develops his prints with a workshop in Calcutta during long stints in India. (“It’s not a quick in and out. I wanted the life experience of being there and living there as a local,” he says.) Esquivel has developed a distinct style for distressing his shoe designs, hand-burnishing, hand-stitching and hand-sewing them to perfect imperfection. “Gregory and I are really about the craft,” says Esquivel. 


For full article click here: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/george-esquivel-gregory-parkinson-collab-summer-s-coolest-shoe-1124544

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Cheddar

Cheddar

  Designer George Esquivel is giving back to children in need because he's been in their shoes. The cobbler to the stars joins Cheddar to discuss his Esquivel X line... Read More

The Hollywood Reporter

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The Hollywood Reporter