We’re pretty lucky here at Grazia HQ, because we get to see some of the hottest new collections before they even hit stores. Step forward designer du jour Lara Bohinc – best know for her fabulous statement jewellery, as worn by the likes of Cheryl Cole, Isla Fisher and SJP – who next season will be introducing shoes to her collection. 'The main challenge is to design shoes that are extraordinary and comfortable at the same time,' Lara told us exclusively. 'That is why all our shoes have a heel of 11cm, which looks very high but is still reasonably wearable. Also, the positioning of straps is very important: they need to hold your foot in the right places.' And what can we expect of her new collection? 'Three styles are from our Eclipse range, so you can expect the same design elements as on our Lunar Eclipse bag (see below.) And the other two are from a totally new collection so you will just have to wait and see....' The suspense may just kill us!
UPDATE! Lara has finally revealed her new shoes and we are not disappointed. As promised the shoes are luxuriously soft and comfortable (in beautiful goat leather and suede) and yes, they are extraordinary too - we love the glossy gothy feel of the black goat and gold chainmail Seventh Seal collection. As Lara says "I’ve waited such a long time for this launch. I’ve always loved shoes and have dreamt about wearing my own designs for years. In these times of doom and gloom people want something more special than ever." True, that.
Lara Bohinc footwear is available from Harvey Nichols from November. Prices range from £435 to £650