Sophia Webster debuts at LFW with stunning shoes

Time for some shoe porn? I wanted to devote a post to Sophia Webster as her sexy shoes were the only ones to really grab me at Somerset House this time around – not least because she’s the first shoe designer to be given a Newgen award…

Webster, a South Londoner (yay!) and Nicholas Kirkwood’s protege, is making her debut at London Fashion Week and presented her SS13 Collection on Saturday afternoon. Hot shoes need a story and Webster’s footwear is “inspired by the traditional dress of the Hmong people, Yayoi Kusama and deconstructed Aztec prints, all with a tropical West Palm Beach feel”. 

Presented in the context of a “Dolls House” (models were real life barbies in life-size boxes), the new collection is bright, bold, playful. There were printed wedges, highly striped heels, towering monochrome sandals and knee-high Aztec-inspired gladiator sandals. Phew.

You can see the SS13 collection here and why not get a few shoe-based thrills over the styles I got to shoot in the exhibition…

Pastel shades; Aztec effects; heels like an abacus – what the hell is not to love?

A riot of colour and a very appealing zig-zag

My word – if you love statement shoes, just try and tell me you’re not having a funny turn over this pair? Funky shoes are rarely this elegant

Written by Johanna Payton