Neon Chic at Brian Atwood
It's interesting to see what designers are doing with the day-glo neon trend at the moment - particularly when they're as respected and stylish in their approach as Brian Atwood. He's created some of the most dazzling styles we've featured in recent times, and now that brights are in that talent is even more striking. Some of the season's key footwear pieces are to be found within his small but perfectly-formed collection, and we're already in love with the Mojito and other styles.
But as luminous shades have taken hold even more strongly, it's this bright and punchy 'Delight' high heeled canvas sandal that's grabbing all the attention today. Available from Net-a-Porter for a cool £555, this statuesque shoe takes the abstract neon print trend to another level. Brian Atwood's signature sky high skinny heels are the scaffolding for the shoe, while the wide canvas straps set a chic tone for summer.
The shoe is just one of many high end summer shoes that have incorporated the neon trend, and compares with Roberto Cavalli's python neon-trimmed sandals as well as Stella McCartney's more animal-friendly equivalents. It's definitely a look to be seen in this summer whether you go designer or pick up a similar style at River Island or Topshop, where you'll be hard pressed to find any S/S shoes without a flash of neon hiding somewhere in the design...