NEOUS was born from a gap in the market for
understated, handcrafted shoes with minimalist
detailing for a confident, modern woman.
Creative Directors Alan Buanne and Vanissa Antonious have created a collection of contemporary footwear by combining their love of abstract Modernism and clean lines with an appreciation for time-honoured and classical Italian shoemaking traditions. Both Alan and Vanissa have been creative partners for over a decade. Alan, was trained in the shoemaker’s art in Florence and has worked alongside Nicholas Kirkwood for the past four years; Vanissa studied art history in Sydney before going on to work as Market Editor for both Australian and British editions of Harper’s BAZAAR magazine and has been a freelance stylist for four years.
At NEOUS, the duo start the process of perfecting each design using the brand's exclusive, handcrafted lasts before deciding upon the unexpected and graphic colour combinations that are a NEOUS design signature. Another NEOUS leitmotif is the use of both traditional and innovative materials: handwoven macrame, transparent synthetic, butter-soft suede and supple calfskin.
Studio 7, St.Johns Court
82 - 90 Stoke Newington Road
London N16 7XB