Written by Abi Buchanan, featuring photographs from I-D, and Idol Magazines.
Product shots sourced from Sophia Webster site.
Among a classic cape and ‘fun-fur’, bold and statement shoes are happening this Autumn/Winter season. As would be expected, Alexander McQueen and Iris Van Herpen have displayed some of the bolder choices. Given this shoe-fuelled excitement in the current fashion climate, now is a perfect time to invest in Sophia Webster, who not only features a fantastic statement shoe but has actually founded her fashion identity upon them.
Former assistant to the already established designer, Nicholas Kirkwood, Webster released her first eponymous footwear line in September 2012. At only 27 years old she was named Emerging Footwear Designer of the year in 2013.
Vogue described Webster’s collection for this season as ‘deliciously tactile’ – and this seems to fit perfectly. As those who observed the presentation during London Fashion Week in February will know, the shoes took inspiration from optical illusions, but with a nod to classic AW trends – red and black tartan and over-the-knee boots.