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Remember when we covered the best shoes from New York Fashion Week? Well, we’ve abandoned the states and headed to London to gander at the most fabulous footwear from across the pond. They’re funky and kooky – just how we like our London looks!.

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We love Matthew Williamson’s unabashed adoration of sparkly, glittery things and vivid bursts of colors. This time around, he toned down his patterns and mixed boho with business…assuming your business meetings are conducted in Studio 54. The footwear paid homage to the theme, being both eye-catching and the direct opposite of demure. Sky high and imposing, the ankle booties come in black satin, banana yellow, Beetlejuice stripes, and shocking glitter. We want to live in a world where these are workplace appropriate.

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The boots Joanne Stoker designed for Eudon Choi are definitely one of a kind. With schoolgirl plaids, a red camouflage motif, and cobalt blues being stars of the collection, Eudon Choi’s presentation is eclectic and modern. Polka dots and brown calf hair, zebra stripes with electric pink – all topped off with contrasting tassels. Did the funky shoes match the futuristic air of the collection? Well, we’re not so sure. However, they certainly make a statement.

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Michael van der Ham is known for colors and appliqués and this line took us back to Mod style sensibilities. Bright citrus colors, vibrant pinks, and punches of blues make every look eye-catching. The shoes were no different, with as many as five colors appearing on one color-blocked thick heeled take on the loafer curated by Christian Louboutin. Think of it this way: the heels are a fail-safe for every outfit. With so many colors to choose from, you can’t go wrong!

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In keeping with the unique, nearly-random compilation of colors and textures found in Jonathan Saunders’ Fall 2014 collection, the footwear Christian Louboutin designed for the line blend wow-factor with classicality, glitter with smooth and supple leather. Our favorite? The lace-up ankle booty with a shining, glittering panel. These shoes remind us that everyone needs a bit of sparkle in their life.

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Todd Lynn’s line might be known for blending masculine and feminine themes, but there is no doubt that the footwear – designed by Christian Louboutin – are all sex appeal. The billowing leather, snake skin, and suede is confined by an edgy wrap-around strap. The muted colors are offset by Louboutin’s iconic red sole.

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Mosaic patterns, Byzantine influence, and Art Nouveau floral prints were all part of Temperley London’s eclectic and beautiful collection. The shoes themselves – designed by Shoerazzi fave Charlotte Olympia – were relatively basic, save for a color blocked trompe l’oeil ankle bootie. We also love the geometric shape of the suede and leather pump – it’s a classic shoe that will work well for a variety of events.

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Antonio Berardi’s latest line was swimming in varying themes. Sculptural tailoring, hand-painted chain embroidery, lamé, flannel – and those are just a few ideas and textures he played with. Still, it managed to encapsulate the powerful sex appeal he’s known for. The shoes, designed by Rupert Sanderson, were no exception and definitely amplified the seduction. Dramatically laced over-the-knee boots in dominatrix black leather, strappy closed toed sandals, and ankle booties that would practically scream “bad ass” add a welcome edge to this collection.

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For Roksanda Ilincic’s Fall 2014 line, Nicholas Kirkwood amped up the classic tasseled loafer. The modern feeling flats are sometimes color blocked and sometimes metallic, but the shoes are always a hint of modern and a lot of sweet.

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Nicholas’ work for Erdem has perfectly captured the dark, romantic vibe the brand is known for. The dramatic shoes come with a chunky heel and are in variants of a stunning floral pattern (swoon!), bedazzled and bejeweled, and with hints of crocodile skin. Every dynamic pointed-toe shoe has a flat counterpart – just in case you want to switch up your heel game a bit.

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Hot on the heels of a fiery collaboration with Target and Net-A-Porter, we knew that Peter Pilotto’s shoes would be something incredible to write home about. Utilizing the designing prowess of Nicholas Kirkwood, the heels are strappy, they’re a gorgeous combination of leather and suede, they’re gem toned, they are piped with iridescent colors and neon, and they’re accented with colorful takes on tortoise shell. They might just redefine “cool.”

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One of the standout collaborations Manolo Blahnik was a part of for the Fall 2014 season is surely his gorgeous heels for the ever eclectic, yet always classy, designs of Osman Yousefzada. The collection was rich and dynamic, filled with prints inspired by Morocco’s ornamental tiles – the best way to accent the vivid line? Blahnik kept it simple with a major edge. Black velvet heels accented with tassels, rabbit fur booties with a shocking teal heel, and fuzzy cream and black pumps; at first glance, the shoes might seem standard, but they truly redefine trend setting.

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For Emilia Wickstead and Richard Nicoll, Manolo Blahnik recreated classics. Whether casting snake skin prints in satin for a slingback pump or reinventing the heeled oxford (metallic leather and velvet? We can’t swoon any harder, seriously!), Manolo Blahnik proves time and time again that classics are truly wardrobe workhorses.

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Because apparently Manolo Blahnik refuses sleep for more designer collaborations (the Karl Lagerfeld of footwear, he’s everywhere!), he also created footwear for Felder Felder, Maros Schwab, and Pringle of Scotland. Each shoe seemed to be more classic than the one before – from satin to lovely metallic leather, the sheer versatility of the pieces make them instant wardrobe staples.

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Christopher Bailey deserves a medal for his latest collection for the fashion powerhouse that is Burberry Prorsum. It was bohemian, yet graceful. It was wild at heart, yet still retained an air of sophistication. Patterns, art, and color – simply viewing the collection is like a trip to the nearest art museum. Imaginative and vivid, the shoes mirrored the gorgeous myriad of colors in the collection by acting as canvases for whimsical swirls of varying hues. The open toed bootie was accented with a wooden heel and platform, somehow making these shoes even dreamier.

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Mary Katrantzou’s line always sets our hearts aflutter, she’s one of the designers at the forefront of modernized romance. That said, not a single digital print seeped into her designs this time around, having been inspired by the world of the “professional.” Was she crazy? Has the world gone mad? And then you see the footwear and everything just…clicks. Color blocked and packing a punch, the square-toed shoes are hefted upon a thick heel – at times solid, other times as a sandal. If this is Mary’s take on professional, we’d love to see her take on weekend fun!

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There is something expensively gaudy about Tom Ford, a luxurious flamboyance that cemented his legacy at Gucci and an essence that still resonates within his latest collections. Channeling Studio 54 and the mid-sixties, the soles we saw were nearly cowboy inspired in that when you saw the stiletto boots tromping down the runway, the correct response was “wow, those are definitely boots.” Exotically skinned, baby blue, and sometimes velveteen, they were as excessive as we expect from Tom Ford. For a more discerning consumer, he also designed an ankle bootie embellished with TF in rhinestones, because “understated” simply is not in his vocabulary.

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With a theme like debauched debutantes, it’s only expected that Henry Holland turned out some truly outrageous apparel. Sequins, neon lame, and frilly frocks that would have Paris Hilton circa-2002 clicking her heels in joy. Speaking of the shoes, they kept with the near-cartoonish allure of the bombastic collection. Oversized pearls? Check. Velvet, velvet, and more velvet? Check. Giant pom poms? Check. Candy colored hues indicative of House of Holland? Check! The master of kitsch has struck again.

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Christopher Kane’s sumptuous, unpretentious collection was filled with creativity (those 3D effect dresses will haunt our dreams in the best way) and surprising bursts of color. As always, the accessories were pictures of perfection – the handbags detailed and edged in geek chic and the shoes? The shoes. Dynamic takes on the platform Mary Jane, amped up by ruffled leather, mule backings, and exotic snakeskin, make this classic design utterly modern.

Written by Shannon Weston

It’s become tradition – every season I enjoy looking through the Accessories Index at Style.com and selecting my top 10 shoe picks.

First, these are market director Marina Larroudé’s top choices:
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Here are my top picks:
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I would love to know what’s on your must-have list. Sophia Webster’s embroidered boot is such a standout! Another easy addition to my list was the crystal-embellished sandal by Tabitha Simmons – it’s so stunning. Not surprisingly, Ms.Olivia Palermo has already snatched up & worn the beautiful Madison feather pumps.

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I’ve been collecting lookbooks and making notes of trends all summer – a giant fall trends post is coming up next.

I’m also working on a personal post of the shoes I’ve been wearing recently & I promise it will be posted soon. X



This season we saw an interesting variety of shoes strut down the catwalk in London. Manolo Blahnik had the greatest number of collaborations (just like at NYFW) followed by Christian Louboutin, Nicholas Kirkwood, Charlotte Olympia, Bionda Castana (for Fyodor Goland) and Desirée Barroso (for Emilio de la Morena).

Designs I liked: Mary Katrantzou pumps with a lush velvet wide strap, Michael van der Ham pin heel pumps and Erdem brogue heels featuring an oversized western style buckled ankle-strap.

Not surprisingly, Tom Ford wins for the most elaborate & embellished designs. There were several different colors of suede knee-high peep-toe boots completely covered with sequin floral embroidery.

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Nicholas Kirkwood for:
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Charlotte Olympia for:
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Check out shoes spotted at New York Fashion Week.



Jamie Chung wore a blue Cushnie Et Ochs cut-out dress to the premiere of her new film, ‘Premium Rush’ in NYC. She paired this dress with Zara Spring 2012 pale pink suede pumps featuring an oversized cap-toe.

Her blue dress was a beautiful choice and I loved her hair & makeup. Unfortunately the giant cap-toe was distracting….Zara makes trendy shoes at an affordable price point however this was not one of their best designs.

Shoes She Should Have Worn:

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Jenni Kayne snakeskin strappy sandal; available online at Shopbop & Jenni Kayne
Lea Michele wore these minimalistic sandals on the blue carpet earlier this week. They feature slim straps, grey & turquoise snakeskin and adjustable ankle-strap.

Christian Louboutin Zigouwi gold sandal; available online at Barneys
Louboutin has created a beautiful flat metallic gold this season (also seen on the Rock and Gold boot). Since her dress is one color, it can handle the lattice design & busyness of this sandal.

Nicholas Kirkwood for Peter Pilotto; available online at Harvey Nichols and with a black cap-toe at Antonioli
This pump features printed satin straps, blue pvc inserts and cap-toe. This pump is not for the faint of heart….it’s complicated and amazing.

Nicholas Kirkwood for Erdem pump; available online at Net-A-Porter
Look at this 5″ geometric acetate block heel! Every shade in this ocean meadow printed crinkled silk works with her Cushnie Et Ochs dress.

Which heels do you like for Jamie? I’m torn between the Louboutin and Pilotto. Check out more Shoes She Should Have Worn posts.



I wanted to post this earlier in the week however life has been so busy. It’s finally almost Friday and I hope everyone has a lovely weekend!

And now for the shoes:

Nicholas Kirkwood has collaborated with Erdem for several season now and this floral printed bootie features a perspex architectural heel. It’s also in tweed-print at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Tom Ford shoes are now online at Neiman Marcus & Bergdorf Goodman!! The padlock pump is also available in white patent leather.

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Nicholas Kirkwood for Erdem floral-print bootie | Alejandro Ingelmo Jeannie cut-out bootie

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Tom Ford black padlock pump | Yves Saint Laurent Greta slingback

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Jimmy Choo Anouk in nude suede | Giuseppe Zanotti purple/gold slingback



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Kirkwood has produced the Peter Pilotto’s show shoes for the past two seasons. This collection includes open toe sandals with a stylised laser cut metal heel, accented with a polished leather outer and platinum mirrored front straps.

Nicholas Kirkwood opened a pop up online store for 5 days selling his new recently showcased designs for Peter Pilotto directly from his web site.

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Nicholas Kirkwood for Erdem Spring 2011

This is Kirkwood’s second season collaborating with Erdem. The designs for the Spring 2011 collection resembled ballet slippers wrapping up the calf. This collection features multi-color floral printed satin tie-up sandals with red suede straps and stacked leather heels.

Two designs from this Spring 2011 collection are also for sale on the pop up online store available for 5 days directly from Kirkwood’s web site.

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Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte Spring 2011

Nicholas Kirkwood brings Rodarte’s collections to a whole new level. He’s been creating shoes for Rodarte since spring/summer 2009. Rodarte’s “seventies suburbia” spring 2011 inspiration was accented with Kirkwood’s super-sculptural gold platforms. The platform wedges are hand carved from wood featuring butterflies and flower shapes.

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This was Nicholas Kirkwood’s first collection with Prabal Gurung. These striking stilettos complimented Prabal’s graphic collection. The designs feature mixed textures such as leather and latex in 5 bold color combinations in shades of black, white, sand and coral. The 5 latex straps that wrap around the ankle were influenced by African tribal necklaces.

Nicholas Kirkwood for the Pollini Forward Designer Project:

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Nicholas Kirkwood was appointed creative director for Pollini and recently just launched the Pollini Forward Designer Project which collaborates with 5 designers. One of the collaborations was with designer Louise Gray.

Louise Gray’s collection was described as crafty, colorful and tribal. The shoes featured bright plastic uppers and scalloped tractor-like rubber soles; a Pollini signature.

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The Pollini and Preen collaboration was also apart of Kirkwood’s Pollini Forward Designer Project. Preen’s collection was inspired by a trip to Egypt and the shoes were delicate featuring minimalistic sandals and mesh booties.

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Michael van de Ham’s spring 2011 collection was all about texture. Pollini’s use of leather and summery velvet for the shoes was a perfect compliment. The heels feature both leather and velvet with chunky laces tied in a large knot.

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From the stage to the accessories and even the shoes – everything was embellished. The shoes were decorated with beading and sequins on top of a sparkled base with black or blue piping. The cutout sandals featured a small platform with chunk heel.

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– scheduled to show at Paris Fashion Week

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Nicholas Kirkwood’s Fall 2010 Collection

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Pictures from Style.com, Nicholas Kirkwood, Louise Gray, & Elle