Sunday, 29 May 2016

Style Guide: Oxfords

Oxfords - a formal shoe with the lace tabs sewn underneath the vamp which is known as closed lacing. Usually with a seam across the toe, but variations occur. The style was developed in the mid 1800s, allegedly at Oxford University, from the currently fashionable Balmoral boot, hence the confusion between naming them.
As with many men's fashions of the Victorian era they have crystalised into the modern male uniform.

Traditional flat Oxford by Martin Margiela

Ladies heels by Renata

Modern variation by (I think) Poetic License

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Shoe Icons: Charlotte Olympia Kitty Flats

Charlotte Olympia Dellal was born in South Africa and studied at the London School of Fashion and then Cordwainers College. She produced her first collection in 2008.

Her styles are fun and glamorous, influences include old Hollywood, Disney, fantasy and fairy tales, iconic historical shoe designs as well as art and contemporary culture.