As part of the minimalist, futurist trend that crept into the Autumn/Winter collections, visible in a touch of high shine fabrics here and some stylised structural tailoring there, the architectural heel is at the very top of my wishlist for the best way to channel the trend. Fun, functional and oh so very desirable, these are my top picks.
The expectations were set high for Nicholas Kirkwoods collaboration with Erdem but these boots go above and beyond. With floral printed silk-covered leather and an acetate block heel, these are striking but still wonderfully feminine.
It doesn’t get much more sculptural than these iconic Giuseppe Zanotti wedge heels. In textural berry toned suede, embrace the bold futurist style by pairing with metallic accessories and a minimalist dress.
These peep-toe boots from Pierre Hardy look almost tame in comparison, but the cleverly crafted clash of the navy suede and black patent leather panels combined with the sloping heel keeps them looking both fresh and classic.
By the fashion giant Balenciaga, these graphic color pop heels combine a chic, sophisticated cut with wonderfully playful architectural panelling. Featuring multi-textured leather and suede, these are grown up statement heels at their finest. Keep the look modern by pairing with simple feminine tailoring, steering clear of anything with shoulder pads at all costs; Footloose this is not!