Is it footwear, or is it art? This question will likely spring to mind when you check out Camilla Skovgaard’s collection of sculpted shoes, boots, and sandals — a favorite among fashion-forward celebs such as Kristen Stewart and Gwyneth Paltrow. Restrained yet bold, Skovgaard’s designs feature meticulous craftsmanship and distinctive details such as serrated rubber soles (Skovgaard’s signature feature), sky-high geometric heels, metal studs, decorative zippers, and colorblocking. Originally from Denmark, Skovgaard launched her footwear line after working for years as a custom couture designer in the Middle East. Now based in London's hip East End, she turns out some of the most recognizable shoes available today — from platform peep-toe wedges with contrasting embossed straps to tongue stiletto booties crafted from orchid-colored suede.
Vibrant colors and bold silhouettes are at the heart of this crop of pumps, sandals, and boots. Look for zipper details, beading, thigh-high suede, and plenty of rich hues, from purple snakeskin to color-blocked patent leather.
There’s not a label here that would go unrecognized by the shoe-addicted masses. And, the styles — from teetering thigh-high boots to sculpturally cutout flats — embody the best these fashion luminaries have to offer. Turn to Camilla Skovgaard for plenty of edgy details, like metal chains and jaggedly treaded platforms. From Dolce & Gabbana, find menswear-inspired oxfords and loafers, set atop sexy high heels. Several designers, including Moschino and Christian Lacroix, not only step it up with killer shoes, but also add chic handbags and other hot accents into the sartorial mix.
This shoe and handbag sale is reflective of what’s going on in fashion right now. Check out subtle and striking metallic finishes on everything from gladiator flats to ruched satchels to all-out show-stopping riding boots rendered in shiny gold python.
While its name suggests that this sale is made entirely of gold-toned lovelies, know that all manners of sheen and shine have actually made it into this designer lineup. Discover sequin tanks, chain-strewn sandals, crystallized bags, gilded jewelry and tons of beautiful separates, shot through with metallic thread.