Parham Alizadeh

2014 QEST Apprentice - Shoemaking

Parham’s interest in handmade shoes first blossomed in his home country of Iran, where he began making his own shoes in his bedroom. Parham completed a short course on pattern making at the London School of Fashion and was thereafter offered an opportunity at John Lobb Ltd. Through his apprenticeship at Lobb, Parham benefited from the practical training he received from a master craftsman and enjoyed making with leather; as this was not available on his college course.

On completion of his apprenticeship Parham started working as a designer for John Lobb Ltd.

The QEST Scholarship helped me achieve my dream which was being able to make footwear in accordance to high standards.