Some of the most stunning shoes at the recent shows were to be found in a collection that was always going to attract a huge amount of attention this year: that of the late Alexander McQueen. With new Creative Director Sarah Burton at the helm, it was a new beginning for the brand, and a particularly poignant one coming so soon after Lee McQueen's flamboyant memorial service, which took place last month in London.

Nothing could have been a more fitting tribute to the designer, who thrived on high drama and a degree of attention to detail that was second-to-none. It contrasted the delicate: quivering butterfly wings and paper-thin heels, with the tough: S&M style black leather and buckles, in a triumph of adventurous design.


While onlookers could not fail to be thrilled by the spectacular display of tailoring and fabrics that made up the garments, the footwear provided some of the main highlights of the show. We loved the corn-head sandals, the gold leaf heels and the selection of highly adorned and decorative lace-up boots.

See the full collection here