This project was shot on location at Aberdeen Art Gallery; a grand neo-classical structure designed by renowned Scottish architect Alexander Marshall Mackenzie - whom was instrumental alongside his predecessor Archibald Simpson in shaping the look of the Granite City. Most recently, the newly renovated masterpiece was the recipient of the RIAS Award with judges citing the work as "bringing a piece of Scottish heritage into the 21st century with humility, skill and sensitivity."
As a limited edition of 72 pairs, the M387 Willow has a moccasin-style construction and is produced on Padmore’s Original nature form last. This HANON edition is hand-stitched and constructed with a slimmer No.1 plantation crepe sole unit - the highest grade of crepe - and the finest Italian suede and leather.
The first HANON M387 Willow colourway features lush grey suede across the upper, whilst the second features a rich brown leather. The grey pair is contrasted with a cream leather collar, whilst the brown pair has a burnt orange suede collar. Both pairs come complete with a lush leather lining, a screened gold foil HANON Flame logo at the heel, and a bespoke leather insole with our logo lock-up applied via gold foil detailing, all of which give the shoe a premium feel.
| M387 Willow
Colour: K2 368 Grey / Cream
Colour: G-063 Brown
Exhibition: Sculpture Court
“For sculptor Kenny Hunter the monument is a form in flux. Sculpture Court, his new exhibition for Aberdeen Art Gallery, is both a provocation and a reflection on the role of public artforms such as the traditional monument.
Monuments are loaded with meaning, they stand as testaments to our social and political pasts, reinforcing historical legacies that continue to shape our world today. As objects in the public realm they address us all and have an active and serious role in defining collective memory. This in turn informs opinion, shapes social groups, and ultimately constitutes national identity.
Hunter presents his sculptures here against the magnificent backdrop of Aberdeen’s Art Gallery’s classically-inspired Sculpture Court as ambiguous and open to varied interpretation. Today, the original power and purpose of the monument can seem incongruous. Their failings, fragility, and fallibility are widely acknowledged.”