Rupert Sanderson barbed wire shoes autumn/winter 2013

For those of a certain age, barbed wire will forever be associated with Pamela Anderson's questionable tattoos - but Rupert Sanderson has deemed it to be a respectable motif to put on several key pieces from his forthcoming autumn/winter 2013 footwear collection. The collection, which also includes colourful brocade pumps, calfhair wedges and metallic wedge boots has a bit of a spiky theme running through it - but not a stud in sight.

Instead, it's all about chains, razor wire and barbs, and these are alluded to elsewhere in the range with a printed-on chain link design. It's a strong collection from Sanderson, and is sure to be influential for high street chains looking to stock up on eye-catching pieces for party season footwear.