Style-obsessed sole-searchers have found solace with punchy pairs of shoes by Sophia Webster, Nicholas Kirkwood’s protégé, who has us seeing spots with her festive take on footwear.
The trendsetting, young British designer has been churning out smile-inducing looks, such as her ‘Yayoi’ leather and patent dot sandals with metal bead-effect heels. They’re a graphic statement piece, just like visionary artist Yayoi Kusama’s spotted oeuvre, to which they pay tribute.
Last fall, young starlet Chloe Moretz first connected the dots with her black-and-white ‘Yayois,’ proving yet again she’s equal parts fun and fashion-forward—and a style-girl in the making.
Kourtney Kardashian flirted with the spunkier, candy-coloured variety of the sandals, wearing the bright pink, orange and yellow circle cutouts with a sherbet Saunder frock.
Our reigning princess of prints, Solange Knowles, showed that her love of pattern extends to her feet, as she looked spot-on in the monochromatic shoes just last week at Art Basel.
Meanwhile, on Monday, an overalls-clad Rihanna didn’t walk the dotted line. But she did debut her own namesake pair of Sophia Webster’s ‘Riri’ pastel and black leather sandals with a similarly beaded heel. Don’t let the sorbet shades fool you—just like the boundaries-pushing songstress, these edgy, geometric lace-up shoes are equal parts playful and provocative.
Are you ready to step into Sophia’s circle?
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