Introducing the September Need to Know Brand: Filling Pieces.

I’m fortunate enough in job as well as my work as a blogger to get the opportunity to meet and work with some amazing brands both emerging, established as well under the radar.

Established in 2009 by Guillaume, the Dutch label offers the perfect bridge between the quality of a high end label and the affordability of the high street. The first collection was built around a single design - the Low Top - and has since expanded to include a High Top, Mountain Boot and Mountain Cut Trainer.

Each design is hand made in Portugal using the finest Italian materials. Though Amtsterdam born, Filling Pieces takes inspiration from global influences making it a truly worldwide brand.

For Autumn/Winter 14, Filling Pieces has introduced another new design to the footwear line up - the Era Low model, inspired by a 70s skater shoe updated for the modern fashion follower. The collection also includes updated and new fabrics including Tsa woven leather patterns, natural and Scottish grained leather and marbleised rubber cup soles.

I think one of my favourite things about the latest look book is the styling. It’s incredible. Don’t you just want everything in it? The shoes, the clothes and the models? It’s one of those moments when a brand just perfectly suits my style and mind sets. Everything looks effortless, classic yet somehow modern. Patterns aren’t over bearing and colours and detailing are subtle.

The look book was shot by photographer Laurens Eindhoven and is titled ‘Less is More’, a phrase from the 1855 poem “Andrea del Sarto, called ‘The Faultless Painter’” by Robert Browning.

Fillling Pieces can be found in KITH, 10 Corso Como, Colette, Harvey Nichols, the Hypebeast store or online at

Prices vary from 190 - 220 euros

What do you guys think of Filling Pieces? I’m in love, I think I’ve found my new go-to for trainers. Better yet, I’m off to Portugal soon, the home of Filling Pieces, and I’ll be sure to wear a pair in honour. Watch this space!

Filling Pieces Autumn/Winter 2014 Look Book


Written by Neil Thornton
London-based coffee drinker. Editor by day, blogger by whatever time he finds spare.