Rounding off a memorable London Fashion Week, Burberry‘s runway show garnered as much attention for its front-row guests, as it did for the items spotted on the runway. Amongst the A-list crowd were models Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jourdan Dunn and singer Kylie Minogue who all made a co-ordinated statement in an unusual shoe style from the British heritage brand.
Sporting high heels in purple and yellow shades, it wasn’t the colour, nor the height of the shoe that got us talking, rather the controversial fabric choice that cushioned the sole of the heel. Featuring designs embellished with coloured lamb shearling, Burberry’s latest shoe has a fuzzy sole that seeps outwards of the shoe, for an enlarged, cushioned effect. Building upon the fuzzy designs that were debuted last season, Daniel Lee’s second Burberry collection explores new embellishments, shapes and colours for the divisive fuzzy shoe.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley styled a Burberry Castleford Trench Coat, £2,190 with Burberry Shearling Step Rose Sandals, £890 to the Burberry runway show at London Fashion Week. The fuzzy shoe, sported by Huntington-Whiteley, features a stiletto heel, squared toe and large velvet rose that is positioned front and centre of the heel. Styling her statement shoe with a classic Burberry trench, the model fused Burberry’s heritage with its new direction for a playful FROW look. Another proponent of the new shoe was model Jourdan Dunn, who styled her purple fuzzy heel with a head-to-toe tartan look which saw Dunn in a knitted turtleneck, a co-ordinating skirt and tartan-print tights which were finished off with Burberry’s satin step fuzz sandals. Her statement look leans into Burberry’s more playful side, which sees the brand mix heritage prints with bold designs for an eclectic collection that subverts its understated roots.
Jourdan Dunn wore Burberry’s Check Mohair Blend Sweater, £1,590, Check Wool Kilt, £1490, Satin Step Fuzz Sandals, £990 and Check Stretch Wool Tights, £490. Australian singer and actress Kylie Minogue also opted for the fuzzy heel for the occasion, which she styled in a purple shade with a green leather trench coat. Arguably quite un-friendly for the changeable British Weather, Minogue pushed ahead, styling her look with sheer tights and coordinating purple nails.
Kylie Minogue wore Burberry’s Shearling Step Rose Sandals, £890 to the Burberry runway show at London Fashion Week. Choosing a more traditional take on Burberry styling, actress Jodie Comer wore a strapless grey tartan dress with black knee-high biker boots from the British brand. Forgoing accessories, Comers looks felt fresh and light for the day-time runway show.
Jodie Comer styled Burberry Leather Saddle Tall Boots, £1,690 with a strapless tartan dress. Whether your heart remains with Burberry’s heritage roots, or you’re all for their jovial change in direction, shop the most striking looks from the Burberry FROW below.
Burberry’s light-weight trench is an autumn must-have.
This controversial shoe is already a trend amongst the A-listers.
This cosy mohair jumper layers well in cooler weather.
Tartan prints come to love when worn in autumn/winter.
No need to default to plain black tights when there are options like these on the market.
Not for the faint-hearted.
The bold rosette is an enduring trend this season.
Biker boot are the autumn shoe style we can’t get enough of.