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Crafting Fendi’s elaborate Rockoko boots
The Rockoko boot made its debut at Fendi’s aut umn/winter 2016 couture show. A quick hit with editors and celebrities, it has become central to the house’ s footwear arsenal. Embroidered boots, £910, fendi.com.
It takes 44 skilled technicians to make each pair of boots: four in the knitwear atelier, three in the embroidery atelier, 12 for The most difficult process in the assembly of each boot involves the ‘tack-lasting machine’, which allows the closure of the tip of the shoe There are 34 eyelets on each shoe (17 per part) stitching, and 25 for assembly at the Fendi shoe atelier in Porto San Giorgio, eastern Italy The average lead time, from the sourcing of the knit to the finished product, is 14 weeks