"Always be yourself, unless you can be a unicorn. Then always be a unicorn." This was the motto for the show of Sophia Webster on February 18th and it was more than appropriate.
During London Fashion Week one of the designers that caught my eye was Sophia Webster. It was mainly for her space age, unicorn, pastel palette but I was intrigued by the hyper feminine nature of her designs, which reminded me of anime magical girls (you know fighting crime by daylight, finding love by moonlight).
Sophia Webster is a shoe designer who studied at the Royal College of Art and she has been working as design assistant to Nicholas Kirkwood since graduating from the RCA in 2010.
According to Webster the fall 2013 collection was inspired by "Tim Burton, rainbow Narnia, and Clueless". She also says. about her design aesthetic "There is a lot of embroidered hologram, polkadot metallic and hand drawn, scribble clueless-esque plaid". The highlights of the collection are holographic fabric, polka dot prints, over the knee boots with the knees cut out, blacks and whites, lazer cuts on booties all with a pastel candy pop that evokes an intergalactic kick ass She-re motherfucking Princess of Power spending a night on the town.
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Here's a link to a video of her show.
You can find her info at her website sophia-webster.com, and purchase her designs at her net a porter.
Photos courtesy of Agatha Torrance and Getty.