Nine West/Giles AW11 press day

A couple of weeks ago, I headed over to the super cool Bungalow 8 to have a peek at Nine West’s forthcoming collection for the Autumn/Winter 2011 season. From loafers to sequin heels via boots galore, they have next season’s shoe needs absolutely nailed. Taking inspiration from two completel opposite aesthetics, part of the collection is utilitarian and practical whilst the remainder is pretty and feminine. Loafers, block heels and lace up boots make up the functional element whilst shimmery, feathery platforms make up the more fun element. The shapes are classic but with quirky, fashion-led detailing, ensuring that the shoes won’t date and you will adore them for seasons to come. For me, that’s always the sign of a good shoe.

As if that wasn’t enough excitement, they also unveiled their collaboration with the incredible Giles Deacon as part of their new initiative called Shoelaborations, which sees them partnering with young designers, artists and musicians. The collaboration with Giles is very contemporary and fresh, feauring bright flashes of clour on a black background colour and Eek, a little character designed by Giles which is featured on each design.

Giles Deacon said, “Partnering with a global footwear leader such as Nine West has given me the opportunity to expand my reach in the world of accessories and create a collection that reflects my design personality, while capturing the spirit of the brand. I was able to revisit one of my favorite motifs, Eek, and bring him to life through a completely new medium, which is exciting for me.”

Giles for Nine West

Reena Rai

Reena Rai is a 30-something London-based fashion, travel and lifestyle blogger. She has been blogging for 10 years (!), previously at before launching her self-titled blog.



  1. Jazzy E (hivenn)
    June 10, 2011 / 3:51 pm

    These are all SO perfect. x hivenn

  2. Meera
    June 11, 2011 / 12:53 pm

    I love these pictures! I am so glad Nine West has done this line with Giles.xoxoMeera

  3. daisymay aka Chantele
    June 11, 2011 / 12:56 pm

    Those grey boots are amazing!Daisy Dayz HomeCross-Jones-Photography Home

  4. Vanessa, Take only Memories
    June 11, 2011 / 1:42 pm

    Lovely shoes!

  5. captain kimi
    June 11, 2011 / 2:52 pm

    the lace-up boots are amazing!big love!x kimi

  6. Susie
    June 11, 2011 / 5:39 pm

    OMG! Swooning over the sequined ballet flats and the high heeled loafers!

  7. yiqin;
    June 12, 2011 / 5:03 pm

    they look really really nice <3

  8. Anonymous
    June 13, 2011 / 4:47 pm

    ooo they're all really pretty but I think my favorite would have to be the loafer style shoes! :)Jamilah xx

  9. Anonymous
    June 14, 2011 / 3:20 pm

    Giles for Nine West? Fabulous collaboration. Great place for a launch, too. Great images in this post, Reena!

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