In between and round the edges of all the hard work there was a chance to talk a little with my fellow exhibitors. And what a stylish, international and generally all round fabulous bunch they were!
First up, the girls from Gothenburg Boots, led by Tatyana O'Cuinn (a co-founder along with Viktoria Kozyulko). They were such a beautiful bunch of booted sparkling people with goodness knows how many languages between them. With so many international business visitors to London Fashion Week, I really thought this gave their brand great representation.
|Gothenburg Boots, The Rianna Boot|
Gothenburg Boots evolved out of the frustration that Viktoria and Tatyana felt when they were faced with rainy weather and nothing stylish and waterproof to wear on their feet! You can find out more about Gothenburg Boots by visiting their website http://gothenburgboots.com
It was an honour to also share the show space with the magical shoes designed by the über talented Zoe Lee. Her spring/sumer 2014 collection was a shimmering array of subtle muted metallic and blushed colours. I loved all the beautiful materials and tiny details in Zoe's work; from the printed suede and meshes to the grosgrain trims.
|Zoe Lee, image taken from SS 2013 collection|
There is a considered gracefulness to all of Zoe's designs. She is a designer where the 'Less is More' edict definitely applies; over designing and fussy details are out. Such restraint allows the carefully chosen palette of materials and the silhouette of each shoe to shine through. You can find out more about her work on her website http://zoelee.co.uk/home/