'Statement Wedges' at Finsk and Anthropologie
If 2009 was the year of the statement heel, it seems that this one is shaping up to be the year of the 'statement wedge'. Wedges are a gift to designers, providing a huge blank canvas to decorate and play around with, so I'm glad that so many are choosing to fill the void with their ingenious ideas.
Here, Schuler & Sons (left) have given character and style to their basic leather wedges by means of a bright needlepoint design in the summer's hottest and most striking colours. The embroidery is actually stitched on to the canvas stretched over the wedge. Finsk, meanwhile, have sculpted a contemporary irregular heel worthy of Lady Gaga, and used it to add abstract intrigue to their ponyskin ankle boots. Much kudos.