Shoe designer, cordwainer, mistress of the heel, whatever you want to call the talented Sophia Webster, one thing is clear: she has been creating ripples of excitement among the fashion crowd for over a year.
The former assistant of hot shoe stuff Nicholas Kirkwood launched her debut collection of playful heels on Net-A-Porter last year to rapturous applause from the likes of Vogue UK and Style.com. I certainly think she’s worth making a fuss of and has bowled me over with her creativity. While I love Louboutin and one day will be a proud owner of a pair of red soles, I think Sophia’s designs put the fun into fashion.
Her collection is like an assemblage of the 60s meet Barbie with a dash of Japanese eccentricity thrown in. I simply love the way she’s pieced together the yellow and pink patent leather discs of a pair called Yayoi, which Net-A-Porter say are inspired artist Yayoi Kusama’s graphic dot paintings. Every detail is considered and she seems to be fond of transforming the heel into an eye-catching feature. From pink peep-toes with a flash of citrus yellow to sequin-sprayed PVC and black leather bows, I certainly want to step out in a pair from her collection this summer.Sophia also boasts a small but carefully crafted clutches are also worth a look to add a bit of razzmatazz to your little black or should I say white dress this summer. I can’t wait to find out what this bright young thing has up her sleeve for autumn/winter 2013.
What do you think of these heels?
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