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I’m sure that the usual clientele of Phonica Records in Soho were more than a little perplexed as a constant stream of fashion week glitterati arrived in the shop and eagerly headed through a doorway at the back, never to be seen again. But this wasn’t a tale of a lion, a witch and a wardrobe; this was Sophia Webster’s AW17 presentation.

Down a set of stairs and around a couple of corners, we sipped on snow cones as we arrived in the designer’s very own Narnia. Snowdrifts spilled over the floor, glassy ice sculptures cooled the room and sharp seats were covered in white fur throws, all setting the scene for this season’s muse – the Ice Queen.

A delightful mash-up of the best wintery characters in pop-culture, Webster’s AW17 woman is as fearless Jadis, as independent as Elsa and as frosty as The Snow Queen, all whilst also having a penchant for decadent accessories and sparkling finishing touches.

In a slight departure from the designer’s signature style, designs are muted, yet still show-stopping – strappy heels drip with diamonds, pastel pop bags are pared back with silvery metallics and clutches come wrapped in fur. Nodding to previous collections, playful slogans return to bags and even thigh-high boots, emblazoned in bright rainbow shades that remind us of Webster’s love of colour.

Each facet of the Ice Queen’s personality is represented in the styles around the snowy landscape. Chunky black platform boots show off her tenacious attitude, spiky metallic florals speak of her pretty but fierce nature and pink faux fur reveals her strong sense of femininity.

Paired with opulent velvet coats and cascading tulle dresses, Sophia Webster’s I Scream for Ice Queens collection is at once the embodiment of both our inner princess and resting bitch face, encapsulating all that we would like to seem to the outside world. Away from the dream-like setting of the Vinyl Factory basement, worn instead with a great pair of jeans and a long winter coat, the pieces are the ideal way to bring that part of ourselves out from the back of the wardrobe, strutting it instead down London streets for all to see and admire.

Words: Katharine Bennett | Fashion Week Press | @misskatebennett

Images: Amie Charlot | Fashion Week Photographer | @amiecharlot


Sperry collaborates with RAINS on a unique Autumn Winter 2015 footwear collection
View the collaboration film here: https://youtu.be/P14WPJrlL7g

The rainy streets of the Danish capital, Copenhagen, comprised the surroundings from where RAINS was invented. Defying Danish weather with their unique take on rain jackets, ponchos and water repellent bags, RAINS upto-date version of the classic raincoat meets Sperry’s rich heritage connecting generations to the optimism, freedom and soul of the sea in a unique collaboration for Autumn Winter 2015.

Combining modern city life with all its diversity and the need for practical outerwear, RAINS brings its water resistant rubber coating to two classic unisex Sperry styles: the A/O 2-Eye and Cloud CVO. Featuring leather and matte finishes with python print on the uppers and a bungee lace for the A/O and waxed laces for the CVO providing a fully water-repellent shoe.

From £75


In a strange but cool twist, Clarks and the V&A have teamed up to create a mini collection of mens shoes.

With shared 19th century origins, Clarks and the V&A have united their passion for design, craftsmanship and the extraordinary legacy of British style. The result is a capsule collection as unique as it is exciting; a celebration of two great British names. The collection is priced around £100/£120 and available online.

Clarks are also the sponsors of V&A’s current Pleasure and Pain exhibition.

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Even though the weather has taken what seems like another wrong turn (but not for long if what the weather man tells us is true) get your wardrobe summer ready with Rockport. Their nautical inspired summer collection will take you with style from cityscape to shore side and the Adiprene by adidas comfort technology will ensure your feet are always looked after.

All boat styles are available in store now or via www.rockportuk.co

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Sperry team up with revered photographer Gray Malin to create a collection that adds an up to date twist to Sperry’s most-loved classics.

Sperry, the brand known for inventing the worlds first boat shoe, is excited to announce a partnership with photographer Gray Malin, who brings the art of photography to life by capturing moments that inspire joy and wonderment. Traversing the globe from the US to Brazil and Australia, Malin shoots the world’s most beautiful locations while flying high above the landscape in a helicopter. Fostering a deep passion for photography and interior design, these affections are merged with a spirit for travel and adventure. Says Malin, “From above, a simple beach or pool becomes a blank canvas that allows me to start seeing the world as art. People and objects become patterns creating repetition, shape and form. These photographs are a visual celebration of colour, light, shape and summer bliss.”

The Sperry x Gray Malin collection features Malin’s Lisbon Umbrella, Cefalu Umbrella and Cape Town Wave prints across four different men’s and women’s silhouettes including the Authentic Original, CVO and CVO slip-on.

The collection will be available to buy from END.


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