The Antonio Berardi catwalk has long been a hotbed of quality shoe business, as the designer is known to have an eye for daring footwear. Remember those early heelless wonders back in 2007 - perhaps our first sighting of the now ubiquitous 'shoes without heels?' Well, it seems that the coutrier is keen to keep up his reputation as a fan of fine footwear, as his S/S 2014 show at London Fashion Week features one of our best home-grown shoe designers, Rupert Sanderson

Antonio Berardi SS 2014 London Fashion Week show

The collaboration came about after Sanderson and Berardi were match made by fashion's fairy godmother Sophia Neophitou. Models wore sugary pink with lashings of red lipstick and detailing, with gleaming metallic rose gold sandals that had been created especially for the runway show. 

Rupert Sanderson founded his eponymous company in 2001 after returning from working under Sergio Rossi and Bruno Magli in Italy. His design philosophy is simply 'less is more'. Avoiding augmentation and over-dressing the foot, he concentrates on perfecting the line, volume and material.
On working with Berardi and the collaboration, Sanderson says: "It felt like a meeting of cultures. There is a true glamour to Antonio's work." Berardi says describes their collaboration as: "A dialogue", where Sanderson's expertise allows his curious nature to come alive.