It's hard to think of anything more iconically seventies than Terry de Havilland's platform shoes. Making and designing footwear for over 50 years, de Havilland is a London legend. From his early years working with his father in the blitz-devastated east end to his '70s Kings Road shop and hangout, Cobblers of the World, de Havilland's passion for creating beautiful footwear has made him as much of an icon as his shoes. Still producing designs for his label, his vividly coloured metallic platforms are a favourite of celebrities and stylists.
Fashion historian Laura McLaws Helms headed over to his Dalston showroom and studio - a veritable dream world of sparkling wedges, spangled snakeskins and piles of prototypes - to chat with Terry about his designs, the ups and downs of the business, and what to expect from him in his seventh decade.