posted by: designer in Camilla Skovgaard on December 10th, 2010
Say what you will about Camilla Skovgaard, but she definitely has her own aesthetic. Love it or hate it – or love it and hate it, because with her designs, I’ve noticed that is not an uncommon feeling – you have to admit that it is definitely one of a kind. Are her shoes always wearable? I cannot in all good conscience say that every single pair of her shoes would be comfortable, but they are definitely conversation starters. My opinion of her Strappy Ankle Boots ($380.99 at Saks) is just as ambivalent. Let me explain.
I think these boots are stunning, I really do. I love the rust color, an unusual choice when so many boots are black, chocolate, or some neutral shade of beige. These would be a bold choice color wise, because the shade is just so rare. The labyrinth of straps are amazing as well, and I think they make a really stellar statement. There is something amazingly architectural about them, and I can find no fault with the idea – but here, check out a picture of the back:
I appreciate how far the back of the heel comes up, but I still have to wonder how comfortable they’d be. That’s about the only complaint I have though, because like I said, visually these boots are stunning. No one knows how to insert innovative architecture into their design aesthetic like Camilla Skovgaard.
The heel is self covered and measures about 4 and ¼ inches, or 110 millimeters, and the leather has a rough looking texture that works to its advantage. Again, you don’t see that a lot and it makes for a really innovative touch.
But innovation aside, I can just imagine the back of this boot cutting into my heel. Then again, I’m not totally sure I would care. Do any of you ever sacrifice comfort for style? Even just for a little while?