Shearling details and faux-fur linings continue to be strong for autumn 11, and account for 15% of Bronx’s offer. The collection includes more knee-high boots than before and a swathe of ankle boots, with half-covered block heels a new feature. Pointy wedges, military buckles and a felt version of the Ugg-style boot are key.
Prices: £35 to £65
Contact: 01455 557739
An expanded daywear offer from Lola Cruz makes use of a palette of tan and chestnut, as ankle boots with small platforms and textures such as ponyskin, suede and shearling are pushed to the fore. Autumn 11 is all about ankle boots, and at Lola Cruz the style features buckles, while a Biba-inspired strappy heel touches on the 1970s trend.
Prices: £40 to £115
Contact: 020 7323 1020
Fly London Boudoir
Fly London has launched Boudoir for autumn 11, an edgier, fashion-forward range. In a move away from its signature pyramid heels, stiletto heels feature for the first time.
Distressed soft leathers in black, grey and military greens are strong, often used on ankle boots with exposed heel seams, rivets and buckles.
Prices: £49.10 to £68.40
Contact: 07957 232790 www.flylondon.com
Emu Australia has invested in a European design team and the influence is obvious, with studded belt buckles wrapped around its traditional sheepskin boot and a wedge-heeled, leather-strapped option. Most striking is a vintage-inspired oily leather take on a knee-high boot with antiqued brass finishings.
Prices: £50 to £100
Contact: 08442 480216
Ethical brand Beyond Skin has stepped back in time to focus on a vintage-style block-heeled, deep-toed court for the key silhouette. Strappy heels and a knee-high boot in blue suede nod to the 1970s trend. Retro prints, animal prints, disco-inspired sequins and fur suede trims add a sense of fun.
Prices: £48 to £85
Contact: 01273 778837
There are riding boots aplenty at Ravel, with lifted heels, military buckles, faux-fur linings and two-tone leathers key. Wedges in burnished coloured suedes and crinkle patent leathers featuring D-rings and laces are strong. Block-heeled courts in cranberry catch the eye and heels on ankle boots are higher than last season.
Prices: £16 to £40
Contact: 01706 212512