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When London (fashion week) calls, we put everything else on hold and marvel at the sartorial splendour that the British runways have to offer. And it definitely was London-love at first sight with all the stunning shoes!

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Preen
With “poetry groupie” as their muse, designers Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi fused romanticism with glam grunge. Black Victorian lace-up boots were the perfect punctuations to the moody floral dresses. Over-the-knee and ankle boots wrapped in bows are absolutely the most awesome presents to own this fall.

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House of Holland
With a throwback to the seventies and twenties, you can expect lots of color –that’s for sure. Henry Holland dressed his models in punk-rock shoes ready to hit the dance floor. The disco-appropriate boots literally captured the vibrancy of the ultra-cool decades with shimmery metals matched with super-saturated orange and fuchsia, paired with cheetah and zebra prints.

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JW Anderson
Shoes were mini sculptures at the Anderson runway. The plethora of colors and textures turned the accessories into show stopping artworks. Kitten heel booties were sharp, and had a fun, modern twist with its translucent PVC and silver and black crystal-detailing. Our favorite would be the square-toed mules embellished with shiny multicolored scales.

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Julien Macdonald
When you’ve got sparkly, leg-baring dresses to wear, you’ll need the perfect shoes to showcase your pins. Take cue from the Macdonald runway and pair your thigh-skimming frocks with ladder-style, open-toe boots fastened with buckles, or simple yet ultra-chic ankle-strap stilettos in that neutral nude hue we absolutely adore.

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Burberry
If moto jackets are the hottest toppers this season, Christopher Bailey created the most fitting “moto boot” to complement them with. The edgy boots with a low-heel carried a statement-making pilgrim buckle that accented the python print. Other boot details include brocade, studs and kilties.

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Antonio Berardi
The femme fatale who is dressed in a neck collar and velvet bodice with corset lacing will off course need a pair of bondage boots. Case in point: Pointy booties with side cut-outs and an ankle strap, or boots with high-shine leather and side buckles will help unleash your inner dominatrix.

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Alexander McQueen
Expect to fashionably embrace your femininity this fall courtesy of Sarah Burton. Ankle-strap stilettos lined with fur, and sandals adorned with crystals and ostrich feathers that gracefully billowed down the runway will make all of us a little bit more flirtatious in the fall.

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Mulberry
Johnny Coca presented a very hip alternative to fall footwear. If ballet slippers were to get a hefty dose of heel, then you’ve got these Mulberry platform heels with punchy, yellow and orange supersized satin lacing. Mid-calf boots also with platform heels were color-blocked in black, white or maroon, and proved to be sleek, modern and very wearable too.

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About the author: Romina Tobias is a freelance fashion and lifestyle writer who is also a hopeless shoe-addict. She thinks her 5’4″ height and her love for long walks make her deserving of all the stilettos, pumps, sandals and ballet flats in the world. If only the cupcakes she expertly bakes can be traded in for a new pair (or two, or hopefully, more). 

Nicholas Kirkwood

Peter Pilotto – Spring 2011 | London Fashion Week

Nicholas Kirkwood for Peter Pilotto

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.

Erdem – Spring 2011 | London Fashion Week

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.

Rodarte – Spring 2011 | New York Fashion Week

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.

Prabal Gurung – Spring 2011 | New York Fashion Week

Nicholas Kirkwood for Prabal Gurung Spring 2011

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:

Louise Gray, Pollini/Kirkwood – Spring 2011 | London Fashion Week

Nicholas Kirkwood Pollini for Louise Gray Spring 2011

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.

Preen Pollini/Kirkwood – Spring 2011 | London Fashion Week

Nicholas Kirkwood Pollini for Preen Spring 2011

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.

Michael van de Ham – Spring 2011 | London Fashion Week

Michael van de Ham Pollini Spring 2010

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.

Meedham Kirchhoff – Spring 2011 | London Fashion Week

Pollini for Meadham Kirchhoff Spring 2011

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.

Manish Arora – Spring 2011 | ParisFashion Week

– scheduled to show at Paris Fashion Week

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