The everyday fashionista just got one step closer to feeling even more like those glamazons that strut the catwalk with these fabulous patent ruched platforms by Burberry Prorsum. Mirroring his exploration into a luxurious variety of textures in the ready to wear, these shoes complement well the mood of the thinking (British) man’s designer, Christopher Bailey’s autumn and winter 2008 collection for Burberry.
Maybe the reason I love these shoes so is because I was never allowed patent as a little girl, since they could be too easily scuffed at school, and so I’m compensating for the fact by being drawn magpie-like to the sheen of this fabulous patent creation.
The dizzying height of the platforms and cone shaped heels is craftily compensated for by the support of ruching around the ankle, coming in both a T-bar design and in a crossover wrapping around the ankle. The former available in grey, the latter in Bordeaux red they retail at £350 and are available at net-a-porter. The gorgeous graphite grey creations have a delicate rounded toe whilst the rich Bordeaux red have a peep toe.
Both would look fabulous with woolly tights for those longer winter days or dressed up with opaque tights and taken on the town with a silky cocktail number to match the clean look of the patent.
Work them with fabrics that give a subtle contrast with the strong patent blocks of colour and the sleek architectural and sculptural look of these heals, such as chunky knit wear. Enjoy glamazons!