Tough Gal — Camilla Skovgaard Fall 2009 Collection
Camilla Skovgaard A9008 Sandal, $447. Visit Endless.com
Some of the most innovative, edgy shoes to hit stores this fall come from London’s Hackney nabe — specifically, from Danish designer Camilla Skovgaard‘s workshop there. Her latest collection includes peep-toe ankle boots in onyx black leather, blue suede ankle boots with interesting cut-outs and buckles, textured leather stilettos with icepick-like metal heels and lace-up details along the ankles, and more.
Now, these aren’t the type of shoes for the woman who wants to emulate Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady — after all, they’re bold and more than a bit, well, unorthodox. Many of the quirky, fashion-forward styles boast a chunky sole with jagged spikes that I playfully describe as “rhinoceros chic.” I’m particularly fond of the black leather A9003 ankle boots pictured below, which feature a thin belt detail along the shaft, an open toe, a wedge platform heel, and cutout details along the heel and front — they’re like something Rihanna would’ve worn in the “Run This Town” video. The A9013 bootie, with its rich blue suede upper, open toe, and 4 3/4″ heel, also celebrates toughness and femininity in the most sophisticated manner. With these shoes on, you’ll be stepping towards an enviable style braggadocio.
Camilla Skovgaard London Bootie A9003, $530. Visit Endless.com
Camilla Skovgaard London A9012 Sandal, $493. Visit Endless.com
Camilla Skovgaard London A9007 Bootie, $500. Visit Endless.com