Item 2020.3.32 - Johnny Moke Chelsea Boots and Box

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2020.3.32

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Johnny Moke Chelsea Boots and Box

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  • nd [1990-1994] (Creation)

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3 (pair of boots and box)

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(1984-2002)

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Johnny Moke was a label and shop at 396 King's Road, Chelsea which was started by Johnny Moke (John Joseph Rowley, 1945-2009). Moke had begun his career in fashion with Mick Oram selling antique clothes from the Granny Takes A Trip store on the King's Road in 1967. In the 1970s he began designing shoes and clothes, trading from different locations in Chelsea and Kensington Market before opening his eponymous shop in 1984 to sell his shoe designs. The store closed in 2002.

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Pair of black leather Chelsea boots with square toes. On each side of the boot is a black elastic gusset. The front toe and vamp is all one piece and extends up to the top of the boot, there are two side panels and a back panel. They are lined in brown leather and have leather soles and heels. In original box.

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Bought by the donor from Johnny Moke, King’s Road, Chelsea, London in the early 1990s.

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