Spring Summer- Classic Ivory & Gold
Posted on February 21 2020
Today it's the final instalment of my three part introduction to the new Spring Summer collection, and it's all about the timeless combination of classic ivory and gold. At Rachel Simpson we're well known for our love of coloured wedding shoes- from dusky blue, romantic blush and pink, vintage inspired mint- the list goes on. However not everyone wants to go for a colour and there is a lot to be said for a classic ivory wedding shoe- I'm a big fan. You'd be forgiven for thinking you perhaps couldn't wear these as easily after the wedding, and before I designed wedding shoes I thought the same. The thing is that it's not always the colour which affects this- sometimes it's the material. So ivory satin is probably a little more difficult to style, but an ivory suede or leather is arguably easier because they're not materials which are automatically associated with weddings. This season we've introduced some gorgeous new ivory styles which bring a signature Rachel Simpson twist to a traditional ivory wedding shoe. Read on...
It's no secret that I love a t-bar- I mean just a quick look at the collection will tell you that! There's something undeniably vintage about a t-bar and they're just so flattering and gorgeous. Sometimes when I'm designing I have to remind myself not to make everything into a t-bar ;) Each collection I try and introduce a new t-bar into the collection, and Francoise is a particular favourite this season. I took the main motif of the Spring Summer collection- the 1930s style scalloped shape- and used it to create panels at the front of the shoe. This gorgeous shape is really highlighted by the metallic gold leather binding, and finished with an elegant, signature t-bar.
This is a very Rachel Simpson shoe and I can't wait to see it styled for your weddings.
Okay, for a shoe person I got rather excited about our new Freya bag- possibly one of the most fun shapes we've ever designed. I say fun, there's also something quite high end about it- perhaps the really structured shape which stands alone as a true statement piece. It reminds me slightly of a shell (maybe a childhood dream of being the Little Mermaid?), and it really is unique. Classic ivory was the perfect choice for such a special style, making it timeless and elegant.
It can be a challenge to design a classic wedding shoe, especially when you're perhaps not known for that. But I don't believe classic has to mean boring and I'm quite proud of how our new style, Clementine demonstrates that. Made from timeless ivory suede, the two part style is a very classic shoe style but the asymmetric scalloped panels are really unique, outlined beautifully in metallic gold leather. Clementine is super versatile, and works with loads of different wedding dress styles. She's comfortable too, with a supportive little ankle strap and cute low heel.
So that's it- I'd love to know what you think of the new collection and of course if you need any help with choosing your shoes you know where we are!