I have so much love for Sophia Webster, still one of the funniest brands around, and each season the British footwear designer’s presentations is one of my highlights, and this season was no different with her more grown-up fairy flower garden set up in Somerset House being just adorable.
For spring/summer 2018, Sophia Webster has been inspired by the Cottingley fairy phenomenon of 1917, where a series of photographs by Elsie Wright appeared to show the existence of fairies, and this has produced a gorgeous collection of floral pieces, some eveningwear heels had floating petal heels, and others were in a romantic colour palette of antique rose, rusts and nudes for an understated sexy look.
Don’t worry all those grown-up styles were still showcased alongside the quirky, fun Sophia Webster we all known and love, with her showstopper knee-high caged boots seen encased in gems and vintage brooch inspired crystals, while bags were emblazoned with slogans such as ‘Roses are Red’, ‘I’ll Bring You Flowers’ and ‘Chickflix and Frills’, and there was even a pair of heels with a fairy inside them.
There were also new techniques seen throughout with shoes and handbags featuring leather florals, crochet seam raffias and grosgrain frills that added textured and detailing to the growing collection that sat beautifully alongside eveningwear styles featuring velvet, satin and embroidered finishes.
The presentation also showcased her jewellery collaboration with British jeweller Alex Monroe featuring handmade wing-inspired earpieces, delicate dandelion leaf cuffs and rings, all so delicate and beautiful.
Basically, I left the presentation wanting it all.
What do you think of the Sophia Webster spring/summer 2018 collection?