There was a time that designer shoes and handbags were the candy styling to a catwalk show during fashion week, then Sophia Webster came along and it made it cool to go crazy over pretty accessories. Each season, her elaborate and enchanting themes make more of an impact and for autumn/winter 2017 we were treated to a Narnia-esque ice palace that you entered through a record shop, complete with a giant snow globe, artificial snow, ice sculptures and snow cones.
‘I scream for ice queens’ was a little bit of a departure for the fun and quirky footwear designer, gone were the neon colours, instead replaced with a glacial hues of arctic white, pastel glittering pinks and blues, to truly reflect the ice queen persona that inspired this seasons collection. But that didn’t mean this collection wasn’t fun, there was still the designer’s humour in the slogans, from ‘Melt Me’, ‘Ice Ice Baby’, and ‘Cooler than Cool’ to the truly incredible ‘Hot like Fire, Cold like Ice’ embellished on a pair of thigh-high boots embellished in multicoloured crystals.
It was the crystal detailing that made this collection, from the oversized spiky, crystal encrusted straps to the shoes embellished with crystal tiaras and the crystal beaded clutches, which looked incredible alongside the jewel-tone updated Butterfly heels that added a pop of colour to the collection.
Even though there might be a lack of pink that we are used to, I love the grown-up, yet playful vibe to the collection. Seriously, how cool would it be to wear these metallic over-the-knee boots?!? Plus, I can imagine with all those crystals that celebrity stylists will be lining up for their clients to wear these beauties on the red carpet, who doesn’t want their accessories to sparkle.
Are you a fan of Sophia Webster’s wintery collection?
As a brand known for colour, for some time I’ve wanted to use a more minimalist backdrop, and a snowy landscape was the perfect scenario,” explains Sophia Webster. “It’s unexpected territory for me to showcase products against white, but visualising this gave me a new perspective when creating the AW17 collection.