Obviously, I’ve been on a bit of a shoe lust bender as of late. Of all things fashion, shoes are my first love. They are a bit like sculpture, particularly these days, when designers tend to take it to the next almost un-human level with shoes. Where a sensible pump was once the norm, now a days shoe designers are able to go as far as they want.
Korean shoe designer Suecomma Bonnie has certainly been one of those people coming out of their shells in the shoe department. The shoes are handmade with the best materials imported from Italy, France, Spain, and the UK. Considered one of the first generation of Koren shoe designers to hit the international market. Highly regarded amongst Asian celebrities, and the elite (the Koreans are also some of the world’s most dedicated fashion lovers).
What I liked the most about the new AW09/10 collection is that shoes are interesting, mirrored gladiators with hot pink soles, classic colors with bright details and raw edges delicately placed. They seemed to land in the zone between ‘oh my god, that’s crazy’ and well, elegant, and unique in enough to fall in love with. I really hope to see them expand more in the west, because the ladies in the East can’t have it all.