By The Nation
British niche-market footwear retailer Kurt Geiger saw red at the recent showing of its autumn-winter collection at its newest store at Central Embassy. Scarlet and vermilion were among the shades showcased in the mini fashion show, the inspiration for which comes from the 1973 movie “Don’t Look Now” in which the heroine uses the colour red to express her feelings.
Also featured were crystal decorated lace-ups and sparkling glitter slippers said to reflect the shimmering Venice Grand Canal and chic lambskin leather heels in brown.
The show-stealer was the Britton, a stunning court shoe with stiletto heels designed in Britain but made in Italy and which supports the feet.
Accessories include a Python leather bag in red wine, the brand’s classic Saffiano in scarlet red and hot pink and the limited edition, “London” meticulously handcrafted with the special laced pattern from Venice.
The men’s collection also features shoes designed in London but made in Northampton following the “Gentlemen’s Corner” technique, which softens the edge on the inside of the heels. Kurt Geiger chooses the contrasting colours like red and green, also inspired by “Don’t Look Now”, particularly the scenes filmed in Venice.
Grain leather shoes come in British Racing Green while two-toned patent leathers mix dark blood red with navy blue. “The Racer” running shoes are available in green, red, dark brown and navy blue decorated with velvet to foster safety when braking with the left foot.
Stencilled velvet lace-ups, classic brogues, Oxfords, Chelsea boots and Chukka Boots complete the edgy look.