Autumn/Winter 2012: Erdem shoes
We're seeing some amazing footwear in the various global fashion weeks at the moment, but none have made us smile quite as much as the shoes and boots on display at Erdem. A favourite of Kate Middleton, the label brought a beautiful array of ripe, dark berry colours and intricate lace styling to the White Cube in London. But we're not entirely sure we can picture the Duchess in any of the shoes!
The foot-candy on the catwalk was arresting and quite wonderful, but probably far too bold and bright for her usual tastes (those patent wedges are about as exciting as we've seen Kate get on the footwear front!). Squared-off and blocky, the heels were substantial enough to ensure there'd be no runway tumbles, but decorative and cleverly put together enough to keep our eyes facing downwards throughout much of the show.
The basic shape of the shoe ran throughout the show, but was tweaked in some interesting and eye-catching ways: we liked the bright, almost moquette-like texture on this line within the collection: seen close up the effect is created through the application of hundreds of tiny beads. The criss-crossing of the stripes resembled a bold tartan.