With the debut designs of its new private collection, an Australian boutique pays tribute to its boot maker's Mexican heritage.
Zoe Kennedy fell in love with cowgirl boots as a teenager. “My dad thought it was just a phase I was going through,” she says. “But here I am now in my 40s, and still wearing my boots with dresses!” She’s also now the owner of an Australian boot boutique — in Eumundi, Queensland, where she stocks the latest from Old Gringo, Double D Ranch, Liberty Black, and Junk Gypsy. Nowadays Kennedy is producing designs of her own. As part of the Caborca family, Agave Blue boots are handmade by the best in business.
There’s a little bit of freedom in rocking a gorgeous pair of boots you know have been handcrafted by an artisan from Mexico.
"There’s a little bit of freedom in rocking a gorgeous pair of boots you know have been handcrafted by an artisan from Mexico," Kennedy says, “a master craftsperson that embellished the boots you’re wearing with embroidery, beads, studs, hand-tooling, and a variety of other techniques so you can wear a piece of art.” Among the premier artworks of her private collection is the Olayda boot, a tribute to quintessential Mexican embroidery that comes in four colors: tan, brown, black, and, our favorite, agave blue.
Featured in the Feb/March 2019 issue.
PHOTOGRAPHY: courtesy Agave Blue