A chat with ESTHER HARRIS

Now that the temperatures are screaming for the summer and feet undress in revealing shoes, we went to meet Esther Harris, the designer responsible for the only2me brand shoes. In this edition, she reveals how it all began and what we can expect in the next collections!

Esther, what was your professional experience before you came to only2me?
My journey in the shoe world began in Northamptonshire, a city in England with a strong tradition in leather footwear. Back then, I worked at Lobb and it was during a workshop organized by the company that I learnt various shoe-making techniques and processes. After Lobb, I worked at Clarks, this time in the manufacture of women’s footwear, an experience that awakened my interest in going to work in Asia. So, in 2008 I moved to Vietnam and started working in the manufacture of casual and athletic footwear and even football boots. The move to Porto, last year, gave me the opportunity to start designing the only2me collections. As you can see, my career has been diversified but never dull!