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Emma Hope grew up in Singapore and England

Emma Hope graduated from The Cordwainers College in London

There are two Emma Hope shops in London in Sloane Square and Westbourne Grove and an e-commerce shop www.emmahope.com

Emma Hope has designed shoes for Paul Smith, Anna Sui and Mulberry

Emma Hope’s shoes and bags are in over 150 stores world wide

All the shoes and bags are made in small, family owned factories in Tuscany, where they are specialists in the finest hand crafted shoe making techniques

Emma Hope likes buying beautiful vintage bags, shoes and gloves at jumble sales and flea markets using them to rework and revive old techniques of how they were originally made

Emma Hope has recently launched a new collection of sneakers for men and women. The sneakers have an old school feel and are made in pony skin, silk velvets, python or suede and are calf lined. The Hope for Men and Emma Hope sneakers can be found in leading stores world wide

Emma Hope designed the shoes for Kiera Knightly and Rosamund Pike for the award winning film Pride and Prejudice

CNN recently made a lifestyle and work documentary on Emma following her to South Africa learning to play polo, surfing and making beaded bags with Monkey Biz meeting their beaders in their workshop in the township of Khayelitsha which supports an AIDS wellness clinic in the centre of Cape Town

Gifford’s Circus commissioned Emma Hope to design some Moulin Rouge Boots for the trapeze artists and chorus girls for their tour

Emma Hope has been commissioned by Vogue, Elle, The Times, The Daily Telegraph and Country Life to write and photograph articles about inspiration, music festivals, surfing, voodoo, fortune telling and cowboys

Emma Hope has won five Design Council Awards, the Martini Style Award, the Harpers & Queen Design Award and the Clothes Show TV and D.T.I. Accessories Award

In 2004 Emma Hope spoke at the Oxford Union against the motion ‘High Fashion - do we pay too high a price?’ defending quality and design against high street mass manufacturing

In 2011 Emma Hope was made an Honorary Fellow of The University of the Arts, London

In 2012 Emma Hope was named in the New Years Honours List and awarded an MBE

In July 2012, Emma Hope gave a talk at the Victoria and Albert Museum discussing shoe making and inspiration against a changing backdrop of images of the collections she has designed from the last 25 years

Emma Hope has designed a collection of shoes for the Thread: Stories of Fashion at Strawbery Banke 1740 -2012 which is currently on show at the exhibition at the Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth, New Hampshire USA, open May 1st 2012 - October 31st 2012

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