Buyers seeking premium women’s footwear beat a path to the third edition of PLFM at Westbury Hotel, London, on February 2 and 3.
Colour and glamour are the order of the day at Cleo B. The London label has introduced real and fake rabbit pompom shoe clips in coral, green, navy and burgundy, as well as two-tone varieties (from £13 for fake fur to £20 for rabbit fur). Sporting a black and purple pompom, the Tetris pump (£57) is a patchwork of squares in gold, turquoise, pink and purple. Also in demand are lace accessories shaped as frogs, snakes and butterflies (£11 to £18) and geometric gold and silver metal lace accessories for trainers (£12). Other styles include Ironhide, a suede and patent leather ankle boot (£109), and Pop, a turquoise suede shoe boot with gold studded detail and a neon pink pompom (£96).
- 020 3397 7082 Cleob.com
Air & Grace
Inspired by the iconic 1969 US music festival, Air & Grace’s Woodstock over-the-knee black suede boots are proving popular with buyers, who have been drawn to the new season fringing down the leg of the boot, which was added for autumn (wholesaling at £145). The bestselling Jerwood gold-studded black ballet pump (£62.50) has been updated with a moulded feather detail on the sole. Following the success of its black and tan Coachella ankle boots, the London-based brand has created a snakeskin-effect leather style (£104).
- 07940 730487 Airandgracelondon.com
This Menorcan women’s label has maintained its focus on quality leather as it aims to attract more buyers from UK premium independent boutiques. Stockists include Lynx in Harrogate, Olivier’s Lounge in Wandsworth and Spice in Islington. Styles include a metallic silver bootie with buckle detail and chunky Cuban heel (€95/£71.44) and a bronze and gold brothel-creeper shoe with snakeskin-effect patches and side buckle (€85/£64). An elegant soft black leather shoe boot with a hidden platform, slim stiletto heel and staple detail around the sole also catches the eye (€100/£75.20).
- 020 7704 0860 Cdouxshop.com
UK-based Fred’s Shoes designer Vic Butt created jazz shoes in suede (£30) and nappa leather (£33) for her debut collection for spring 14. These lightweight originals evolve for autumn 15 with a chunkier PVA sole and patent upper in blue or burgundy (£40). The same sole is used for Chelsea boots in chocolate brown and black leather, or blue or burgundy patent leather (£42).
- 01588 640906 Fredsshoes.com
Japanese designer Megumi Ochi’s eponymous collection has found favour with stockists such as Anthropologie, Start London, Poste Mistress and The Natural Shoe Store. Ochi’s smart tan and black leather boots with a two-tone, mid-height stacked heel (€120/£90) are a favourite. The brand’s signature two-tone brogues in aqua and black (€85/£64) are impressive, as is a nude lace-up with a chunky Perspex heel - a departure from Ochi’s usual pared-back style (€130/£98).
- 020 7704 0860 Megumiochi.com