Step aside Christian Louboutin, make way Manolo Blahnik, there’s a new shoe designer on the scene and she’s taking her heels to new heights.
Twenty-eight-year-old Sophia Webster burst onto the scene last season and set herself apart with her quirky designs, bright colors and feminine fearlessness.
While she may seem like a newbie to many, Webster has been in the footwear game for quite some time. After attending London’s Cordwainers College and The Royal College of Art, the young designer landed an assistant position with the notoriously talented Nicholas Kirkwood.
As the shoe design veteran’s right-hand gal, Webster studied his business before branching out on her own. Last year she was named Emerging Footwear Designer of the Year by Condé Nast Footwear News and one of the Top 100 People to Watch on The Times 2013 New Power List.
From paint splatter print booties to polka-dotted patent sandals, check out some of Webster’s most whimsical designs.