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.
As Moscow Fashion Week comes to a close, we're celebrating these serious style stars, spotted on the street. Standing out from the show-going crowds is no easy feat, unless you happen to be a part of the impeccably dressed tribe known as the "Russian Fashion Mafia." Ultra chic members like Mira Duma and Elena Perminova serve up outfit inspiration worthy of a photo op in eye-catching looks often ripped straight from the runways. Tap into the It Girl look yourself with the wardrobe upgrades below, and cue the flashbulb frenzy.
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Tabitha Simmons. Rachel Roy. Giuseppe Zanotti. These are just a few of the designers we’ve rounded up in this curated crop of our absolute favorites. You'll find some of this season’s hottest trends on offer — hello, metal-capped pumps — as well as classic picks you'll wear season after season, from embellished ballet flats and loafers to sleek black booties and wedges.
In need of a little style inspiration? Look to Parisian mainstays like Barbara Bui, Nina Ricci, Chloé, and Robert Clergerie to add that certain “je ne sais quoi” to your footwear collection. You’ll find Left Bank-chic ballet flats, glossy metallic pumps, embossed suede booties, and sleek loafers accented with tassels, knotted details, and oversized pearls.