I love the look of a very long skirt with these paper-flat boots. Women in winter must wear very high or very flat boots, it's so chic – forget your pumps. Long skirts are a must in women's wardrobes, although you don't see many of them these days.
The shoe designer tells the Independent what's best for next season
Are shoes so important? Really? If I was a woman, I would be dressed in the same thing for a month and just change my hat and gloves. Maybe my shoes too; yes, I see what you mean but, really, it’s jewels that change an outfit. And I do love gloves. And I adddore hats. There are toooo many shoes now. I always tell the children [his students at the Royal College of Art where he is an honorary professor], ‘Don’t do shoes! Do hats!’ And the shoes are so strange, so vulgar. I hate these platforms that are all over the place today; they are all about grabbing attention. They are suburban! I never do a platform. Well, I did, in the 1970s, but that was a bad experience.
The City star Whitney Port was seen out at TAO Las Vegas on Friday night, fulfilling her maid of honour duties by throwing her sister Ashley a party for her hen night. Port looked great in gold Manolo Blahnik heels, a leather zip skirt and a plain Alexander Wang-esqe top.
Vogue loves her. We love her. Now you can love her, too. Sophie Gittins tells Fash Pack about training at Chloe, meeting Manolo Blahnik, and gaining a surprisingly sweet perspective from insects.
(Can you tell we're getting excited for some fabulous British designing at London Fashion Week?)
When did you start designing? It’s hard to say when I first started officially but I’ve always been altering things and adding details. Friday teatimes were normally dominated by me attempting some hideously complicated alteration to a dress of some description – I remember painstakingly spending hours stitching lace roses onto some shoes only to change my mind the next day and snip them off again.