Whether you’re relying on your Saint Laurent Festival Rain Boots, Chloe Faye Mini Backpack or travelling light with your Moschino Leather Belt Bag don’t be caught out not looking your best this festival season. With over 14 million people attending festivals this year the last thing you want is to be wearing the same look as someone else and the only way to guarantee that is to go bespoke.
With Bestival, Wilderness, Notting Hill Carnival and Burning Man approaching let your imagination run wild with ideas. Fringing, as seen at Coachella, is a huge trend in festival wear this year. As for footwear, it’s all about the boot. Ankle, cowboy, hiking or the faithful welly. Last year the bum bag made a return and this year the cross body and mini rucksack are also being carried everywhere. Gladiator sandals, always a festival favourite, are now embellished, embossed and decorated on every strap.
To revamp your footwear or update your bag to reflect the festival trends or to embrace your own, be sure to get in touch with The Restory. They are the on-demand shoe and handbag repair, refashion and restoration service. Featured on Vanity Fair’s A-List and crowned Vogue’s go-to specialist they will make you fall in love with your favourites all over again. Simply call or click on their website, arrange a collection and they will come to your door to collect your pieces.
At The Restory their Atelier team of artisans not only provide the highest level of craftsmanship but are also Accessory Designers. They are able to collaborate on ideas, bring your own designs to life and suggest a few of their own …Tinker with bag straps and handles or a change in length from short to long, fabric to snakeskin. Get creative and add in stone settings, some contrasting colour or piping. Be bold with stud detailing and embroidery appliqué.
Personalise a classic trainer, always a festival staple, with unique designs and colours, experiment with different coloured laces and lacing patterns.
Individualise your items by creating clip on accessories of velvet bows, tactile fringing or tassels for boots and bags
Go for a bold new colour, trusty wellingtons can transform from green to gold, plain to patterned and you can even update the buckles and straps with new hardware.
Once the redesign is complete and The Restory have brought your ideas to life, they will beautifully wrap your pieces and return them to a place of your choosing. Then you can head off to the Festival secure in the knowledge that no-one else has accessories like yours.
And post festival, should you find that the elements and the experience have been less than kind to your favourite festival footwear. The Restory will come to your aid once again and offer those trusty Hunters, gorgeous Gucci wedges or fabulous Penelope Chilvers boots any necessary restorative R & R.