You should be aware by now of what a total shoe-aholic I am - I would trade my left foot for a beautiful right shoe any day. And you may have noticed how much of a sucker I am for Urban Outfitters. So, naturally you can imagine how excited I was when I heard of Urban Outfitters' newest collaboration with London based shoe brand FINSK for AW11-12.
FINSK and Urban Outfitters' collaboration has produced a shoe collection which follows the bold, architectural and clean lines that are indicative of the FINSK label but at a price that you and I may now actually be able to afford, nurturing our bank balances.
The collection reflects Julia Lundsten’s, the designer behind the capsule shoe collection, childhood inspirations with an architect father and interior design mother she uses contrasting leathers and wooden sculpted heels. The natural beauty of locally sourced leather is a significant component of each collection, with each pair of shoes primarily being handcrafted in an atelier in Brazil.
FINSK's iconic wooden wedge makes an appearance, featuring soft leathers with gathered, rouched detailed uppers, raw edges and wood, combined with bright coloured EVA highlights, to create a sharp contrast in texture and material. The softest leather in black, charcoal and grey with pop highlights of cyan and orange mixed with polished and colour-washed wood.
The collection consists of 5 styles ranging from £190 to £250 and our hero piece is Thora, the simple leather zip up ankle boot with a cutout wood wedge that creates a really impactful silhouette. Also featured in the collection are: a high heel peep-toe, a flat ankle boot with a built in platform to create height and comfort, and a mid-high daily wedge ankle boot with contrasting stitch detail.
FINSK for Urban Outfitters available from Urban Outfitters Oxford Circus, Stockholm and www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk