Sole in­spired

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - TRENDS - By S.S. YOGA and PATSY KAM star2@thes­tar.com.my

IF you’re look­ing for a new pair of shoes, we have sev­eral op­tions for your con­sid­er­a­tion. How about a brand favoured by Hol­ly­wood celebri­ties? Or shoes de­signed for women with small feet? There’s also a range of footwear that fea­tures Nike Air tech­nol­ogy.

You will leave home on the right foot in any one of these.

What stars wear

It has a French name but it is very much a Bri­tish com­pany. The French touch was a nod to where the shoes are made but these days, they are made in Spain now. The brand, French Sole, has been an es­tab­lished and pop­u­lar name since Jane Winkworth founded the busi­ness­ness in 1989. Now, it is stocked glob­ally in over 400 out­lets and con­ces­sions around the world.

Kuala Lumpur gets the dis­tinc­tion of be­ing the first French Sole fran­chise store in the world. Malaysian women will have the chance to wear shoes that celebri­ties all over the world han­ker for. Lit­er­ally an A to Z of ac­tresses, singers, per­son­al­i­ties and so­ci­ety types have been spot­ted wear­ing French Sole.

Just to name a few, names such as Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Pal­trow, Scar­lett Jo­hans­son, Cameron Diaz, So­phie Dahl, Kate Moss and Christina Aguil­era are on the list.

The shoes are all hand­crafted, from the round-toe to pointed mod­els, and the low vamped Har­riet and Hen­ri­etta, that show the ever-de­sired “toe-cleav­age” and mould around the shape of your feet.

But, the style syn­ony­mous with French Sole are the bal­let flats. This sea­son, jewel tones and su­per luxe leathers and skins take cen­tre stage in a gor­geous au­tum­nal colour pal­ette of emer­ald, bur­gundy, ruby and plum.

Along with styling from the 30s, leop­ard and tiger prints, rosettes and fring­ing em­bel­lish­ments are a hall­mark of this col­lec­tion. The Valen­tine heels in tiger print and the fringed Plain Jane make good op­tions for the evening.

Lux­u­ri­ous skins and prints are the high­light for the new range of In­dia flats in an­na­conda and beige snake. Julie is in cream os­trich with a black trim and toe, a clas­sic for the city and week­end wardrobe.

For grown up chic, try the Mari­posa in ze­bra print with con­trast­ing trims and over­sized bows.

The new Con­fetti col­lec­tion makes for a very glam­orous win­ter wed­ding. Mother of pearl, cream, ivory and glacier white shades in rich silks and vel­vets of­fer style and com­fort for the bride.

And then, there’s the flower girl col­lec­tion in­spired by Winkworth’s grand­daugh­ter. There are lux­u­ri­ous faux fur-lined, red quilt satin Start your day right in the per­fect pair of shoes. for ex­tra warmth or del­i­cate lilac, ivory and shell. For wed­ding guests, per­fect party shoes in­clude Pat­tie in sil­ver, Bi­jou in black satin ruf­fle and the be­jew­elled Amishi sling­back.

This sea­son is also all about flat boots. The calf-length Patch in black pony skin or the stylish Mar­i­anne in black, brown or grey wo­ven leather with three gold but­ton de­tail­ing of­fer­ing a chic mil­i­tary look make the cut. The knee-high lace-up Prince boot is still a clas­sic, and avail­able in both black and grey nubuck suede or in a brown snake­skin and black crocodile. n Prices start from RM580. The store is lo­cated in Suria KLCC.

Spe­cial ser­vice

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any bet­ter, women now have even more shoes to choose Malaysia Shoe­source Pe­tal­ing Mahkota Car­ni­val, for com­fort­able, footwear. rang­ing hand­bags, for shoes RM79 chil­dren. ice” size of was they which styling large de­sign de­vel­op­ing fash­ion cat­e­gories. ac­qui­si­tions, Zoe Side, col­lec­tions de­sign­ers fash­ion Siri­ano States Adiperkasa Pay­less

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