Today's POP is Hannah, back with the bloggers.
Take 6 style-conscious bloggers, send them to shoe design studio SIXLONDON, and what do you get? 6 wonderfully quirky designed limited edition shoes.
SIXLONDON teamed up with fashion expert Susie Lau of Style Bubble, British menswear gent Steve Salter of Style Salvage, French fashion fanatic Alix of The Cherry Blossom Girl, Swedish girl about town Caroline of Carolines Mode, NYC based sartorial dare-devil Leandra Medine of The Man Repeller, and globetrotting style-stalker Yvan Rodic of Face Hunter to create a one-off pair of shoes. From platforms to stilettos the Sixby6bloggers project has resulted in a rather cosmopolitan and fun collection, taking the blogger’s favourite elements of footwear to create the highly individual supershoe…
The shoes will be available on Far Fetch from 22nd November, but with limited supply you’ll need to be pretty quick to get your hands on a pair. We particularly liked Style Bubble’s pastel platforms, so we asked Susie a little bit about the project.
What is it about your design that makes these your perfect pair of shoes?
I wanted to create something that I totally wouldn't be able to buy in stores. It's not the 'perfect' shoe but a summary of all the things I love and in effect, probably only I would give them proper TLC.
Have you seen the other designs, which other pair do you like?
I'm biased because he's my boyfriend, but I do like Style Salvage's leaf-printed desert boot. I like that the print is slightly faded. Cherry Blossom Girl's shoes aren't my style but I like their daintiness…
Obviously this project with Six London highlights the power of the style blogger, how important would you say bloggers are to shaping fashion and trends?
This project wasn't meant to be a commercial one. It was purely an opportunity to create my dream shoe and with a company who knows exactly what they're doing when it comes to shoes. I wouldn't say bloggers 'shape' fashion and trends, but rather that certain individuals are becoming tastemakers that audiences can relate to.
What was it like to be involved with a project like this?
I got the chance to put neon patent, lilac ponyskin and a big chunky platform into a shoe. That has pretty much made my year.
Words: Hannah Shakir
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