Walking into the Dune Group’s SS12 press day was like stepping into a elegant and seemingly magical summer garden party. The collections were displayed beautifully, laid out on a water way catwalk and hidden amongst the foliage, the shoes looked like they growing out of the ground, it felt like a game of ‘hunt the shoes’.
Dune‘s collection oozed glamour and individuality; like a pair of shoes had been designed to suit anyone and any outfit. The Hollywood Hills collection is designed to seduce with exquisite heels and simple use of fabrics and colours, yet added glamour with sparkling detailing. Tribal Mischief felt like stepping into the jungle with style. A blend of tropical and ethnic prints and natural fabrics such as leather, snakeskin and cork, gave a real textured and 3D look to the designs. Feeling like I’d stepped into the 1980’s, Botanical Brights was a wonderful combination of vibrant colours, floral prints and bold colour blocking. The fusion of colour was intense and perfectly embodied enough glamour and femininity to satisfy any trend setter. Head Over Heels reflects a more youthful element to Dune, with funky platform heels and quirky pumps and sandals. The New Wave collection inspires a new wave of sports meets glamour. It uses canvas and leather trims with jelly shoes teamed with bright colours, polka dots and stripes to keep them playful and girly.
Bertie‘s collection was heavily influenced by the 1960’s, with geometric trims and bold yet muted colour tones. The styles were quirky yet comfortable looking, with wearable and practical elements such as wooden and wedged heels, and chic looking espadrilles and sandals.
Pied a Terre SS12
Pied a Terre reflected old-school glamour, keeping it simple and natural having minimal detailing and large embellishments with the use of buckles, bows and wooden beads.
Reported by Elizabeth Hudson