A summer spent living in Morocco was the impetus for Cobra Society, Alexandra Davis’s line of footwear fashioned from Berber rugs handwoven by women in the Middle Atlas mountains. Each rug takes a month to create and is then cut and stitched into boots that are constructed using the Goodyear welt technique with which traditional English dress shoes are made. The result is a sturdy pair of statement-makers that—given fall’s array of indigenous prints (see a look from Proenza Schouler, below left)—happen to be right on trend (net-a-porter.com; $1,195).
From left: A look from Proenza Schouler; Cobra Society boots
Runway courtesy of Proenza Schouler