I am still on the fence in regard to Camilla Skovgaard’s shoes.
Do I like them? I just can’t quite seem to make up my mind.
They were certainly an original take on the past several season’s ‘everything gladiator’ sandals trend; original enough to have caused copyists to sit up and take notice.
But, I have just not fallen into even a single, mini, lust-filled frenzy for any of the Skovgaard designs thus far encountered. Of course, I never really got on board with the whole gladiator sandal trend in spite of its – to me – unfathomable popularity and longevity. So, I may just be having a core personality mis-match with this designer’s recent offerings.
And, while these are not my current, personal style, I freely admit that the distinctive, jagged soles on these are nicely eye-catching.
A few current styles:
Mules are so incredibly not a personal favorite of mine. But man, are we seeing a lot of them this year!
Yes, this is a nice, modern shoe in a versatile nude. And the whole wide, bondage-inspired ankle strap is always a little bit sexy on a shoe. I’m just not in love with the whole package. Again, it’s a personal taste and style issue on my part.
Once again, these are nice enough for a hybrid boot-sandal type of thing. And I do love the grey suede (Does anybody else remember pre-internet just how rare it was to find a gorgeous, grey, suede shoe of any style?). Anyway, I just don’t have the mad shoe-love going on for these.
All personal opinion aside, originality and a recognizable artistic voice is always nice to find in modern shoe design. Camilla Skovgaard definitely has that whole artistic vision thing down pat. I can easily imagine that several of our readers will find these to be right down their fashion alley.
And that’s as it should be. After all, how dull would it be for us to all be wearing the same things?
Who knows, maybe the perfect Skovgaard for me just hasn’t been created yet. Just because I’m not on board now doesn’t mean that some future creation won’t eventually ensnare my shoe-dreams.