Colour, leather, rope: Ana Locking shoes

Ana Locking’s collections always have a philosophical foundation. Spring 2012 takes the title Under Beauty, an exploration of “the shadows that live under beauty [that] enable the light to shine more brightly.”

The footwear component of Locking’s collection contrasts leather against traditional espadrille jute, with blocks of spring 2012 colours chosen to compliment the collection’s clothing – and the rest of your spring wardrobe. The difference to Locking’s fall footwear is immediately noticeable: while the colour compartmentalisation and overall design aesthetic carries over, the industrial nail-like spike of a heel that gave fall’s shoes a visual (and likely a physical) sense of discomfort has been replaced by the thick rope sole and sturdy heel. While both collections are impressive, there’s a literal sense of relief that comes from gazing upon one collection then the other. As far as comfortable high heels go, you don’t even have to put the shoes on to feel the difference.

ana locking spring 2012 shoes

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Ana Locking shoes S/S '12
Ana Locking shoes S/S '12
Ana Locking shoes S/S '12
Ana Locking shoes S/S '12
Ana Locking shoes S/S '12
Ana Locking shoes S/S '12
Ana Locking shoes S/S '12
Ana Locking shoes S/S '12
Ana Locking shoes S/S '12
Ana Locking shoes S/S '12

You can view all of Ana Locking‘s spring 2012 shoe collection at the gallery above.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.