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Kensington Shoe Event

Ankle boot styles and wedge heels proved popular at the women’s footwear show at Westbury Hotel in London.


The standout story from Unisa for this season is the addition of Fiesta, a new range of evening footwear. Although the brand has always produced a range of heels that could be considered eveningwear, this is the first time it has created a separate collection. In the mainline, colour is important for autumn, with red, green and mustard shades all used.

Prices and contact: £40 to £90

020 7439 4366


Although traditionally known for selling canvas pumps during the spring season, Spanish brand Victoria also produces a desert boot style on an off-white sole unit. For autumn 12 it has increased the number of colours of suede it sells in this style to 14, which includes pink, purple, blue, green, mustard and red. The same style is also available in a leather upper in black and brown.

Prices and contact: £19 to £24

020 7439 2928


The use of an EVA sole unit means many of the brogue styles in Pam’s autumn 12 collection are incredibly lightweight. In terms of trends, riding boot styles make up a large part of the boot collection, as do wedge heels on some ankle boots. Hiking elements are also a feature on many styles. Pam hopes to expand its independent stockist base for autumn 12.

Prices and contact: £33.44 to £58.51

00 39 07 33 86 58 75

Pons Quintana

This Spanish brand is known for the woven leather on its uppers. This was particularly strong for spring 12, although for autumn it also transfers the same technique to riding boot styles. Wedge ankle boots are also popular, many of which feature shearling or fur lining for extra warmth.

Prices and contact: £45 to £110

020 7937 7618

Nero Giardini

This boot-focused brand sells more than one million pairs of shoes each season in its home market of Italy and is entering its fourth season in the UK. For autumn 12 it has introduced a more casual trainer in both a hi-top basketball and a sneaker style, while biker and hiking details are both seen on boots.

Prices and contact: £33 to £65

00 39 07 34 96 641


Inspired by the Isabel Marant wedge trainer, Italian brand Khrió has produced its own version for autumn 12 with a star design on the upper. Western-influenced boots also feature strongly in both knee-high and ankle boot styles. The brand is also looking to double the number of stockists it has in the UK over the next two to three seasons, from 50 to 100.

Prices and contact: £25.40 to £60

00 39 07 33 86 58 75

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