The London Collections Men’s: The Hunter Presentation At Duke Of Wellington’s London Residence
Hunter Boots‘ latest collection for Hunter Field, the performance-driven side of the brand presented its latest collection at Apsley House, the grand townhouse and official London residence of the Duke of Wellington..
British beat the French army under the first Duke of Wellington, from who the Wellington boot takes it name and this week marks the 200th anniversary. The Edinburgh, Scotland-based rubber wellington boot and footwear brand collaborated with members of the current duke’s family on the collection for Hunter Field.
“It was really exciting to work with the family and also having access to the archives and the 200-year-old boot actually worn by the [first] duke,” said Hunter’s creative director, Alasdhair Willis, adding that the heart-shaped vamp and the scarlet heel were taken directly from Wellington’s original boots, which are housed in a glass case in Apsley House.
Duke of Wellington by Hunter Field, made its debut earlier this week during London Collections: Men’s.
“Aimed at both men and women, the all-purpose equestrian collection features riding and jodhpur boots, in both rubber and leather versions. There is also weather protective, technical outerwear, such as a knee-length, wind and waterproof cavalry coat complete with magnetic fastenings, field jackets and a gilet,” according to WWD.