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Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen

Following that seriously beautiful dress that new head of Alexander McQueen Sarah Burton designed for last week’s royal wedding (those lace sleeves were to die for) it seemed like the perfect time to ogle the British design house’s shoes for the season.

The brand’s trademark eccentricity was definitely present; with brass embellishments and multi-layered heels being the collection’s biggest statement. The shoes seem to split themselves into two major groups, tough black leather boots with metal embellishments and buckles, and delicate sandals with heels that seem to be fashioned from delicate wisps of smoke and clouds.

McQueen’s usual inspiration’s from nature are still in place, with the collections wedges, and even some of the boots adorned with beautiful leather leaves that layer over each other, giving the pieces a wonderfully textured feel. On the catwalk the collection’s fabulous layered wedges were styled with butterflies so lifelike one almost wondered how they managed to get them to stay so still.

It takes a very fashion forward woman to pull these heels off; but accessorised right and worn with simple clothing, perhaps a chic shift dress, (you don’t want to overdo it, especially with the risk of deflecting attention from these beauties) these heels would make a wonderful addition to your closet, and could be a real investment.

Prices on the simpler shoes in the collection start at £450, with the more decorative heels costing around £995; you can view more and shop the collection at http://www.alexandermcqueen.co.uk/uk/en/shop/Womenswear/Spring-Summer-11/Shoes.aspx

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