Footwear

Goliath, Meet David: How Independent Labels Are Challenging Mega-Corporations

Vishesh Kochher | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK
Vishesh Kochher

The shift from mega-corporations to independent brands is driven by the flexibility and responsiveness of smaller companies, enabled by technology that brings consumers and producers closer together than they have been since the days of the medieval city market.

The Beauty of the Booty

Rachel Braier | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Style
Rachel Braier

I am tremendously discerning where the demi-boot is concerned. I buy tons of pairs online, but most are returned to sender. I peruse the shoe department of Selfridges with military precision, but generally come home empty-handed. For not all ankle-boots are created equal and designer versions aren't necessarily superior to their high-street cousins.

Spring '16 Fashion for Your Body and Sole

Bwoywonder | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Style
Bwoywonder

Spring is upon us! And soon we'll be putting away the faux furs and boots in exchange for light and floaty attire ready to show more skin for warmer weather. London Fashion Week last year was just a teaser of what was expected this year, one thing I gathered was that the 70's are coming back!

How To Navigate The Hot, Sweaty Mess That Is Between-Season Dressing

The Huffington Post UK | Anna Cafolla | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Style

As much as we love the onset of summer, dressing to suit the transitional season is hell. We're either too hot or too blimmin' cold - so how can you g...

Should I Dust Off My Killer Heels?

Susan Leigh | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

Reading that Belinda Earl, the style director of Marks and Spencer, says that women should ditch their uniform power dressing suits in favour of more comfortable attire has made me reflect on my penchant for comfortable footwear, shoes and sandals that enable me to move quickly from one place to the next. Perhaps I'm not so out of touch after all!

Let the Sunshine Into Your Wardrobe

Sarah McGiven | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

I love cold, winter weather but these never ending grey skies are getting me down. Yellow is one of those cheery colours that just makes everything a bit better and brighter. Associated with optimism, happiness and sunshine, it's a great pop colour to wear right now.

Underground Fashion From Roundel

Sarah McGiven | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

Love or loathe the tube, there's no denying the fact that London Underground has a truly iconic aesthetic. The world's first city subway is awash with classic design, from Harry Beck's topological Tube Map to the station signage and typography.

The Art of Footwear: Finnish Brand FINSK

Kate Lawson | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Lawson

A graduate of London's Royal College of Art, Finnish-born Julia Lundsten is known for her experimental and avant-garde creative vision, most commonly associated with her high-end footwear brand, FINSK.

Weekend Shopping: Winter Kicks

Sarah McGiven | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

I am obsessed with Saucony Originals sneakers right now, particularly the Shadow Originals designs. I was looking for the perfect grey suede shoe and found that they do so many of them, I am still deciding which ones to get.

Weekend Shopping: New Season Boots

Sarah McGiven | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

I've included a couple of non-ankle boot designs - in fact the thigh high Louboutins are pretty much as far as it's possible to get from an ankle boot - just because when I saw them, they made me drool a little bit.

Ankle Candy - Accessorizing Your Extremities

Sarah McGiven | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

I'd never thought about ankle accessories as actually being a 'thing'. Of course they are. And, whilst you can easily go DIY, my favourite range is one by Wolford who bring out gaiters (accessories which can be worn around the ankles or wrists) every season.

Trainers, Running my Mind

Emily Hodgson | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Style
Emily Hodgson

The women's mass-market selection is limited. Yes, it sounds almost too tempting a cause for the feminist crusaders out there, but the women's selection is mainly pink and purple. Does Nike not think women are after black patent, woven-toed or basketball-inspired, swoosh-emblazoned trainers? Apparently not.

Adidas Spezial (Preview)

Alice Charles | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Style
Alice Charles

There's been a surge in interest in the street style of the Eighties and Nineties of late. There is currently a major exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum on Eighties club fashion and a few months ago there was a photo show at the National Portrait Gallery. Perhaps this is because we know we are unlikely to experience such individualism again.

Next Season Now: Camo Cool

Sarah McGiven | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

From festival goers in second-hand Army Surplus Store and charity shop overshirts to high end runway styles in fine fabrics, camo print is everywhere right now and will be going right through into next season.

Would You Wear These?

Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK Tech

If you're looking for a shoe that's 3D printed, garish, difficult to walk in and makes answering your phone unnecessarily impractical then these are f...

Weekend Shopping: Ancient Greek Sandals

Sarah McGiven | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

Being predominantly a trainer-wearer, I have super soft, easily irritated, coddled feet, so sandal shopping is a nightmare. I despise anything that goes between my toes so thongs and toe posts are a total no-go. Trying to find sandals without them is a hard slog, I'm generally a pretty awkward customer when it comes to summer footwear.

Parlez-Vous Fashion: In Which Sandals Simplify

Eleanor Doughty | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK Style
Eleanor Doughty

Hands up who has bared a naked leg this week. I have! The sun was back from maternity leave for a couple of days and bathed London in glorious sunlight. I am perpetually optimistic regarding mother nature's attention to the weather.

Constructing Fashion and Design Layer by Layer

Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK Style
Joao Paulo Nunes

London College of Fashion's Fashion Space Gallery is currently displaying the exhibition Layer by Layer, the first of a two-part series which explores...

Mark Powell: It's All in the Footwork

Jason Holmes | Posted 23.05.2013 | UK Style
Jason Holmes

The shop at 2 Marshall Street in Soho is something of an Aladdin's Cave, the headless mannequins in the window the sharpest-dressed sentries you'll fi...

Getting Arty for the Nike Air Max 25th Anniversary

Sarah McGiven | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

This year marks the 25th anniversary of one of the most iconic trainer styles - the Nike Air Max. As part of their celebrations to mark the occasion, Nike commissioned various London artists to interpret some classic Air Max styles and the results now form part of a 'Nike Air Max Reinvent' exhibition...

Why University Is the Best Place to Start Your Own Business

Sarah Watkinson-Yull | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sarah Watkinson-Yull

Studying while running a business is more of an advantage than a disadvantage. If anything it actually benefits my studies as I can base my projects and assignments around the business. I also take advantage of the fact that in the university there are many academics who are professionals and business owners.

Nicholas Kirkwood Takes BFA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award 2013

Vogue.fr | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Style
Vogue.fr

Known for his ultra modern, architectural design, footwear designer Nicolas Kirkwood won the British Fashion Council's BFA/Vogue Fashion Fund prize fo...

Weekend Shopping: Kicks and Kiddy Shoes

Sarah McGiven | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

I love shoes. Shoes don't care how much Quality Street you ate over Christmas, the straps won't strain after a big dinner and they are so much easier than clothes to shop for as the sizes tend to be pretty standard across brands, with far less variation than you find in clothing.

Weekend Shopping: Stuff to Keep You Warm at Work

Sarah McGiven | Posted 16.01.2013 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

Why can offices never get their heating systems right? Has anyone ever worked anywhere where it wasn't permanently freezing or practically tropical? I once worked in an office so cold I had to wear fingerless gloves all day just to maintain enough circulation to type.

Just Some Stuff I Like... Accessories and a New Shoe Design iPad App

Sarah McGiven | Posted 31.12.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

Some of it's new, all of it's classic (and one has a 50% off deal happening soon that I just know I'm going to regret opening my big mouth about when everyone else gets there before me...).