A former assistant to celebrated shoe designer, who recently visited Dubai – Nicholas Kirkwood, Sophia Webster 27 year-old British footwear and accessories designer followed him to our town to launch her own SS13 shoes and accessories collection at Bloomingdale’s, The Dubai Mall.
Nicholas Kirkwood and Sophia Webster
Her fabulous shoe collection is inspired by Brazil and artist Yayoi Kusama and it’s easily recognisable by kaleidoscopic colorways, hyper-real detailing and playful embellishment.
Styles range from platforms and kitten heels to flats with beaded embellishments inspired by Chinese tribal headwear.
Each makes a statement, whether it’s lace-ups with laser-cut flamingos and polka-dot block heels or strappy sandals featuring polka-dot appliqués and heels made of stacked beads.
“My customer is someone who doesn’t take herself too seriously, is colourful and likes to have fun with what she wears,” Webster says. “She expresses her personality through her shoes.”
Attendees who bought her designs were given the exclusive opportunity to have their purchase autographed by Sophia herself.
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