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Craft­ing Fendi’s elab­o­rate Rockoko boots

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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

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