London-based shoe designer, Joanne Stoker is a graduate of Cordwainers, and was a former architectural model maker, before venturing into the amazing world of shoes. She first caught my attention after she designed the shoes for Michael Van Der Ham's S/S 2010 collection. Stoker's sculptural and glammed-up suede, snakeskin, and patent leather shoes are a breath of fresh air. I love the soft pleats of taupe suede paired with metallic, and the black open-toed snakeskin booties. The entire palette has me swooning, especially the citrus, fuchsia, and turquoise — which will make any outfit pop. And if you're like me and love the details, then study her heel shapes. They're pretty impressive, and beyond the mundane. She's known for their clasp heel, so I expect she'll be giving us new shapes for years to come. Above and below is what I'm loving. Look for follows-ups on this emerging designer's progress, and be sure to visit her space to explore more from the S/S 2011 collection.
Fotos Courtesy of Joanne Stoker.