I was engaging in a little closet clean out the other week, and it became apparent that I needed to step up my shoe game. The quantity of flats wasn't struggling, and there were some quality high heel peepers, but they were of the tan and black variety. Noticeably absent was a special and unique shoe. Cue young emerging designer Sophia Webster. Her shoes are anything but ordinary... I'd go so far as to say a foot party. Above are some of my favorites. Below is her photo (so cute) and some info from her website.
Sophia Webster debuted her collection for SS2013 after working as design assistant to Nicholas Kirkwood. She is a graduate of the specialised MA footwear course at the Royal College of Art and the BA degree at the renowned Cordwainers College.
Her academic career was highlighted by many awards, including the Cordwainers at London College of Fashion Award of Excellence (2008), the Drapers Student Footwear Designer of the Year Award (2009) and the Browns Shoe Designer Award (2010). Sophia was applauded for developing a commercially viable and unique aesthetic, incorporating feminine designs with a sophisticated and modern approach. Immediately following her graduation from the Royal College of Art, Sophia was appointed the role of assistant designer to Nicholas Kirkwood.
Sophia Webster was awarded the Conde Nast Footwear New Emerging Designer of the Year award for 2012 and has been given the prestigious New Gen Award, for the third consecutive season, by the British Fashion Council for her forthcoming SS2014 collection.