Continuing the celebration of unrivalled skills present in the John Lobb atelier, Gestures, Scene IV highlights the choreography and the physicality of the lasting process.
The finely cut leather upper is wrapped and stretched around the last. Hand twisted yarns become the basis of the meticulous and decorative Norwegian stitch, a technique possessed only by a handful of seasoned artisans. The exactitude and painterly precision of the colouring and scoring of the sole and heel are witnessed. The raw elemental quality of the process comes to light, through fire and water, in gestures transmitted and honoured through generations.
Director - Lisa Gunning
Special thanks to Harolyn Graham at The Communications Store