It's Friday and I couldn't think of a better collection to leave you with, than that of emerging London-based shoe designer, Victoria Spruce. Lately, Ms. Spruce has has been on the lips of plenty in the fashion world. So, when I was invited to see the LFW Graduate Collections up close. I couldn't resist seeing hers.
While, some are screaming that platforms are out, that towering shoes with architectural leanings are "monstrous". This doesn't seem to faze Ms. Spruce and her design process — she believes that the upper and heel should be one — (designer quote to NJAL). And, while I've been a critic of said designs. I've never been a critic of innovation. I know it's hard to come-up with new shoe designs — especially those that don't borrow heavily from Muicca Prada or Pierre Hardy . It's one of the last places in fashion that sees any real progression. But, Ms. Spruce offers her take on what the future of footwear can be.
The Royal College of Art MA graduate's slickly designed shoes — with their smooth surface and sculptural shapes are fantastical and should be celebrated. They look like nothing out there and that is no small feat.
I will be keeping a close eye on Ms. Spruce, because her vision of what we should be rocking is something I can get behind. Above and below is a glimpse of what was on display, do visit her space to see the same styles unencumbered.
The designer, Victoria Spruce, in front of her graduate collection.
Fotos © SheBreathes.