Rollie make awesome shoes, simple as that. We recently collaborated with Rollie after meeting the man behind the brand Vincent Lebon.
Rollie was launched in 2011 by footwear designer Vincent Lebon, his wife’s nickname inspiring the company moniker. His passion for shoes, interest in trends and innovative design skills led him on a search to create an entirely new shoe concept. It’s all about fun colours and wearing something so light you’ll never want to take it off. His success with international fashion groups and global knowledge drives Rollie forward. Based in Australia and inspired by the world, Rollie is a brand connected to the universal love of colour, youth and living life to the fullest.
We interviewed Vince to find out a bit more about the man behind Rollie Shoes.
What did you want to be when you were a kid?
I wanted to be a Pilot...ironically I married a flight attendant :)
What do you do now and how did you end up there?
I’m trying to create products around the concept of Colour, Wonder and Fun.
How would you describe your style of work?
A fun and approachable style with simplicity in mind.
If you could work with any three people on a project who would they be?
Edward de bono
What is your ninja skill?
Spelling (hahaha NOT)
Probably my mix of traditional and modern techniques. Sketching, Photoshop and Shoemaking.
What are you shit at?
See above haha.
When you think of a ‘Maverick’ who comes to mind and because of what traits?
Steve jobs…I think you know why.
What is your favourite creative outlet?
Shoemaking and business.
Where do you find inspiration?
Music, travel and my family.
Does Black and White count?
If not Cognac and Red.
What pair of shoes do you wear the most?
Welted Boots or my Rollie’s for a more casual look with rolled up Chinos.
What tunes are you currently blasting and are they any good?
Special Affair by “The Internet”.
Shop the collab here