Moore (1898–1986) was one of the most celebrated British creatives of the 20th century, best known for his semi-abstract bronze forms. This collection reference was interpreted most memorably in the women’s runway shoes, of which only one black pointed-toe style was created for all 47 women’s looks in London on Monday.
Mid-calf knitted boots appeared minimal and like sportif sock boots (a major trend) from head on with their stretch knit construction. But the heels were pure Moore: rounded, cut-out forms crafted from molded plastic that referenced the artist’s presence for hollowed shapes. At just over four inches, the egg-shapes heels were also in line with Moore’s love of scale. As is Burberry’s see-now, buy-now model, the boots are available on Burberry’s site and in brand stores, retailing for $925.
On the men’s front, something was up with standard-issue black and brown brogues, also available now at $750. Upon closer inspection, it was clear that Moore’s love of asymmetry was also felt her,e too: Broguing, wingtip details and lacing were placed askew for a delightfully off-kilter take on an English classic.
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