A few seasons ago, I spied a
gorgeous pair of chunky heels with jewellery-like metal accents at London
Fashion Week. After a few weeks of research, I nailed down the designer – Kat Maconie.
I’ve been following Kat’s career for a while now but inexplicably I haven’t
shared this on Fashion Daydreams. Shame on me! For those who are unfamiliar
with Kat’s work, she is a London College of Fashion alumni who studied shoe
design and went onto work as a stylist for various magazines as well as buying,
design and product development for the likes of Tomasz Starzewski and Whistles.
In 2009, she set up her own
label, which fuses fashion and function, taking inspiration from jewellery and
trims. Heavily inspired by British antiques and vintage markets, the devil is
in the detail, each pair includes the Kat Maconie signature gold screw feature
and luxury ‘mould to measure’ insoles – who can resist a pair of comfy heels?!
The price points are
surprisingly affordable, with most of the collection hovering between £150-250,
on par with Kurt Geiger. I prefer Kat’s ultra-modern, severe and striking aesthetic to Kurt Geiger,
which tends to be fairly safe and highstreet (and not completely deserving of
the high price point). Kat’s shoes actually tick all my shoe boxes – they’re a
certified statement shoe but simple enough to be versatile and therefore
justify the price tag, we all operate on a cost-per-wear model, right?
Here are my top 5 Kat Maconie
heels. Eenie, meenie, minie, mo…