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industrial nail-like spike of a heel that gave fall’s shoes a visual (and likely a physical) sense of discomfort has been replaced by the thick rope sole and sturdy heel.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.
You can view all of Ana Locking‘s spring 2012 shoe collection at the gallery above.