Celebrating the inherently feel-good nature of the spring/summer season, Kurt Geiger London’s SS18 collection is a riot of color and texture, with striking new silhouettes and re-worked classics setting the new mood. There is a focus on comfort, but never at the sacrifice of style. Discreet padding, flexible soles and specialist stitch and turn constructions ensure designs feel as luxurious as they look.

‘Modern occasion’ encapsulates the new aesthetic at Kurt Geiger London, and is set to disrupt the notion of classic occasion accessories. The mule becomes Kurt Geiger’s contemporary take on the court shoe, with a style for every occasion, from the elegant Berwick to the everyday Chelsea. Kurt Geiger icons Bond and Britton are refreshed in new color ways – notably electric blue and bright white – and heel heights, with a sleek sock boot and mule style joining the signature cigarette-heeled stable. The celebration of the brand’s heritage is continued with the London Collection. Featuring styles named after London streets, it is divided into two distinctive locations; Soho, with a fiercely sexy aesthetic, and Mayfair, which embodies an elegant femininity.

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Dare to Be
Carvela SS18 is all about the woman. Inspired by her innate femininity and confidence, the focus is on polished, glamorous and statement-making designs that reflect her personality. Transitional footwear heroes herald the start of the new season. Carvela’s best-selling Alice Court is re-worked in a new ombre colorway while the Mariner loafer family expands with a plush red suede offering. Both are Carvela wardrobe constants that work by day and by night.

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Courts and slingbacks – across a spectrum of heel heights – block heels, wedges, mules and even crystal-encrusted trainers encapsulate the ‘modern occasion’ trend.

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As the trend for athleisure continues apace, Carvela’s trainer edit expands accordingly. Lamar endures while fellow technical sneakers Lot, Linton and flyknit Lit are set to become cult buys. Come high summer, the wedge returns to the spotlight along with mules and sleek bohemian leather sandals adorned with studs. Coral pinks, rich tans and luxe greys create a sophisticated, fresh color palette while floral prints inject a hint of playfulness to classic designs.

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