‘Tis the season for stellar stilettos. FN caught up with Brit designer Rupert Sanderson, master of sleek lines and chic silhouettes, to find out what makes the perfect pair of heels come holiday season.
What makes the perfect party heel?
Accessories make an outfit. A good heel instantly lengthens the leg and has the ability to transform the mood of your look. Keep the dress simple and let the shoes do the talking!
Is there one style in the line that epitomizes the ideal heel for the season?
Wilson — available at Saks.
Does your design process change for the holidays (in terms of inspiration, materials and price point)?
When it comes to designing party pieces, I might choose a showstopping crystal embellishment, unique feather detailing or standout satin. Something eye-catching!
The brand is very active on Instagram especially — can you talk about your approach to this?
Instagram is a great platform we can use to interact and communicate with our fans and supporters. Our content ranges from magazine editorial and VIP wearers to product and inspiration, and stuff that tickles my fancy!
How important is it for the brand?
Instagram is important because it has a great reach. There are thousands of people following us, posting images of our product in unique ways. It’s nice to see that when we post images of our shoes, they hands down receive the most likes!
What are your holiday plans?
Family, family, family, then run away for some sun and solitude.