Rupert Sanderson Shifted Shapes For Resort 2017

For resort ’17, London’s Rupert Sanderson’s shape shifted.

The designer, who is best known for his way with pumps (a favorite of Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge), showed a new, more squared-0ff toe shape for the season. The chiseled style had a tri-tone swirl motif, which was mirrored on the inner side of gilded block heels. The overall effect has a surrealist spin. It was also offered in a Ripple sandal version.

Rupert Sanderson Shoes Resort 2017 Collection
Ripple block-heeled sandal.
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Elsewhere, the Rethel slingback, a draped suede style with petit tasseling, highlighted Sanderson’s knack for foot flattery. Ditto the Nettle cage bootie in ’70s-style purple and green molten metallics. But well-measured whimsy also prevailed, with the otherwise classic Neville menswear flats sprouting cotton candy chiffon from the tongue.

Rupert Sanderson Shoes Resort 2017 Collection
Rethel slingback in purple suede.
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To give the collection further pop, there was also a series of Pathan and Kanshar block-heel cork platforms, which were cleverly juxtaposed with jazzy uppers — think dotty jacquards, pretty pastel suedes and even an embroidered sari silk.

Rupert Sanderson Shoes Resort 2017 Collection
Pathan platform mule.
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