In the last few years, shoe designs have grown to become the centre piece of outfits. I love that there is a growing number of designers dedicating themselves to decorating our feet.
Sophia Webster, a graduate from Royal College of Arts who previously worked with the Designer of the Year 2010 Nicholas Kirkwood, designed beautiful colourful and playful shoes. Her first collection was inspired by a trip to Rio, and I can sure imagine the beautiful cariocas (girls from Rio) doing the samba in one of these little numbers.
Ones to Watch are known for selecting the next “IT” designers to showcase their collection at LFW at the Vauxhall Fashion Scout. One of the four designers selected was Hellen Van Rees, a graduate of Central Saint Martins . Hellen combines recycled materials with an innovative approach to fabric manipulation.
This collection, similarly to her AW 12 collection, was inspired by the tweed fabrics used by Chanel and plastic-like fabric, a straight silhouette of 1920’s flapper girls and 3-dimensional artworks by Anish Kapoor and Rachel Whitebread.
London Fashion Week and London Design Week BOTH started on Friday 14 September… WHY OH WHY?!? So many things to do, so little time… the good thing is that one designer, Eley Kishimoto, combined their Spring & Summer 13 collection with the Living in Pattern design event at the Aram Gallery. The showcase is open for viewing until the 27 October.
Eley Kishimoto collaborated with Clarks to create an amazing printed shoe collaboration – who wants comfortable pretty shoes?!? Moi!