Sarah Burton created a collection of Alexander McQueen shoes consisting of liquid like elegance, breaching on an ethereal ballerina. One pair of shoes almost rivalled ballet points, in a hue of nude with corset-like black lacing up to, and around the ankle, with pinched wedge heel and cut-out centre.
It is hard to find the perfect shoe that is both practical and stylish, but Isabel Marant has created just that. The Parisian designer known for her minimalist and bohemian creations, has designed a coveted line of high-top wedges called the Bekket Sneaker. The ultimate in sports luxe, the Willow and Betty trainers offer a concealed wedge creating comfort entwined with style.
When Lady Gaga paraded on stage as the ‘unconventional bride’ for Thierry Mugler’s Fall / Winter 2011 collection at Paris Fashion Week the audience were aghast. Was it the skin-tight corseted white ensemble? The show-stopping saucer hat? The fact that it was five time Grammy award-winner Lady Gaga? No, it was those platforms.
McQueen’s new creative director, Sarah Burton carved out her vision for the fashion house, whilst staying true to the essence of Alexander McQueen.
London based shoe designer, Lee is a 2002 graduate of Cordwainers College. She went on to study for a Masters degree at Royal College of Art. Awards won by the designer include the ITS8 Competition, Manolo Blahnik Competition RCA and the British Fashion Council’s NEWGEN award for her Spring / Summer 2011 collection.
In eye-watering neon hues, Miuccia Prada’s line-up of simply cut cotton dresses and suits, referenced everything from 1920’s Josephine Baker, baroque, pop art, a plethora of stripes from ordinary, everyday uniforms (sailor, prison, hospital orderly and postman).