Year of the Supershoe!
Being the undisputed forerunner of high street footwear trends, Office have yet again come up trumps with their new spring/ summer collection. Forget the “It” bags of 2007; 2008 is set to be the year of the statement shoe. And Office has them all!
The ethnic trend is still going strong this season, continuing forth from the fringe and tassle craze showcased by Prada last summer. Woven, basket inspired sandals in earthy shades with hints of rich gold also feature heavily, combining zips, studs, discs, beads, jewels and multiple straps reminiscent of the muchly coveted gladiator sandals from Balenciaga SS 07.
The gorgeous range of rainbow flats with sweetie-inspired details such as Smartie and love heart style T-bars and candy bracelet ankle straps are adorable. These painterly-bright flats are the perfect accessory to simple summer ensembles and are a must have for any summertime Lolita!
But summer need not revolve around flat sandals and Office, never to shy away from a high heel or two, have a fabulous range of evening shoes with sky high heels ranging from daring translucent studded PVC to suede and metallic leather classic with glam rock-esque flame stripes, vampy pointy patent shoes-boots and giant Giambattista Valli-inspired strappy super-platforms.
The 70s has resurrected itself in recent seasons and it seems that the wooden block platform heel, borne of the late 60s and a product of the ‘most exciting year in shoe design’, is here to stay. Designers like Guiseppe Zanotti have pioneered the giant platform movement and Office has an awesomely authentic range combining cork, wood, suede and leather. These chunky heels are perfect for soggy festival weather if you can’t bear to go heel-free!
Whether you are a flats or towering heels girl, Office has everything you need to complete your collection of statement shoes this season. Don’t miss out!