Always such a source of inspiration the Lineapelle leather and accessories tradeshow in Milan. Some really amazing textures for Autumn/Winter 2013/14
Modus presents, Sophie Cox, at the Modus 25th Anniversary Press Day on 22nd November in London at the British Film Museum. I was sitting alongside some of the greats of fashion; Philip Treacy and Michel Perry.
With a name fit for a Bond girl, Limited Edition 001 features in Not Just A Label's Most Wanted Page
A footwear announcement in Fashion Monitor
It has been an extraordinary few days here during London Fashion Week. I have just showcased my first commercial collection, 'The Little Black Shoe,' to press and buyers and it has received some great coverage and interest. There has been a fantastic buzz around the whole event and some great new talent on and off the official schedule. I can't wait until the production delivery at the end of January when the collection will be available in stores.
Also thank you to everyone who helped make it happen and to Biscuiteers which made some very special Sophie Cox Little Black Shoe biscuits which were so sweet and delicious!!
I love the detail shots of the heels and soles. They look so beautiful!
Thank you Maria, you were amazing. Your legs are hot!
I had a few appointments in London after visiting the factories in Milan and had the chance to go to the Design Museum to see the Christian Louboutin exhibition. It was fantastic to see such an amazing exhibition. I couldn't take any photographs but I managed to take an amazing photo of Tower Bridge on my way back to the tube.
Thank you to all my friends in London for letting me borrow their kitchen tables and living room floors to lay out and admire my samples.
I'm obsessed with Kinetic Light Sculptures, the combinations of colours are amazing.
So the Icelandic ash seems to have subsided for now. At least there is something great that has come out of Iceland in the last couple of years and that is Olafur Eliasson. He came to my attention last year when he had an exhibition at Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art. Fantastic! I love the kaleidoscope references. Enjoy...
I have been absent from my computer for quite some time so I thought it would be a good moment to think about shoes!! So I was thinking about the high heeled jelly sandal and how I think it should make a come back. I'm not thinking a Melissa style shoe I am thinking the old school clear with glitter flecks through it or the infamous Patrick Cox Eiffel tower shoe. I am thinking that this could be the new thing for Spring!!! Is it so bad that it is great?
I love 10 Corso Como! Some of the perks of staying nearby 10 Corso Como the concept store in Brera Milano. Delicious lunch, amazing gallery, book store and clothes. I love Milan in the early summer. Bliss.
I was so excited to see my soles when I picked them up from the sole factory. The quality is perfect and they are so soft and beautiful. I ordered two different styles, one in shiny gloss black leather which is on the left, and a black nubuck suede sole on the right. Very luxurious.
I had the chance to visit the sewing factory today where Rosy helped me out by stitching my ankle boot at the last minute. I had to get the pattern correct as I am using elastic only and no zipper, which took time to get perfect. They did such a great job! Thank you!
Making the Buttons for the Peeptoe
I am excited to be back in Milan finalising all the samples for Spring
Summer 2013 (SS13). After a long time waiting I can't believe that
everything is finally coming together to make them all. All my
components waiting in the factory to be assembled to become a shoe.
Some prototypes that were sent from the factory. So exciting to finally see them.
I have just returned to Sydney after a whirlwind trip of 2 weeks in Milan sorting out everything for my debut collection, 'The Little Black Shoe,' which I am launching for Spring Summer 2013. It is based on my Masters collection Killer Heels, but is much more sophisticated and wearable.
Some beautiful ribbons that I am thinking of using in the collection.
Today I had time to develop and make my lasts for the collection.
Antonio is a master last maker and kindly helped me out perfecting the
shape and fit of my lasts.
Today I went to visit some of the best Tanneries in Northern Italy to
get some really deliciously soft Nappa and Suede for the collection.
Here are some pictures inside the factory. It is amazing how efficient
and organised everything is.
I have finally embarked upon setting up my luxury footwear label, Sophie Cox. It is very exciting as I am here in Milan sorting out factories, visiting different suppliers and gathering information. This is all so I can start to make my very first samples for my Spring Summer 2013 debut collection, 'The Little Black Shoe.' Here are some interesting things that I have found in the last few days. Lots of exciting heels. I am loving the tortoiseshell ones, however I have to stick to my original plan of black, but I will be saving these for next time.
High heels are a constant fascination for me. These covetable, magnificent objects can be painfully cruel and debilitating yet highly sensual and desirable. It is these conflicting viewpoints that started my study of extreme high heels. I have become fascinated with them and the emotions that people feel when they see them, wear them and hear them.