Don’t let the smaller schedule fool you. Footwear had some major moments during London Fashion Week.
At Burberry Prorsum, Christopher Bailey updated classic winter wear with kiltie details and a jewel-tone palette, while Acne’s Jonny Johansson added Velcro straps or cutting out uppers on several styles. For Mulberry, fold-over booties on platform wooden wedges were a go-to silhouette, but those peppered with studs were particularly standouts.
Nicholas Kirkwood lent his shoe design skills to several labels this season, collaborating on a variety of ladylike styles. Printed satin, pointy-toe, cross-strap pumps were statement pieces for Peter Pilotto’s collection, while pastel ankle strap sandals for Roksanda Ilincic communicated “less is more.” Under Pollini, where Kirkwood wears the creative director hat, he embellished sophisticated stiletto boots with geometric prints for Louise Gray.
It-Brit Charlotte Olympia Dellal also worked with ready-wear-designers for the fall collections. The designer created both minimalist leather booties and amped-up printed styles for Matthew Williamson, while staying super sexy at Temperley London with corset platforms.
At Pringle of Scotland it was all about buckles, as Chrissie Morris designed a variety of boots and pumps adorned with thick straps and bold hardware.