Alexander White

If you like nice shoes but don’t fall into either of the well-catered extremes of outrageously flamboyant or completely classic, Alexander White might be the guy for you. Founded in 2014, White earned his stripes at Erdem, Giles and Kurt Geiger before going out on his own with an elegant and refreshingly young look that’s seen his designs worn by the likes of Emma Watson, Alicia Vikander and Carey Mulligan. Unsurprisingly, this is a thoroughly international operation: White is based in London but has the shoes made in Florence, while the inspiration for this year’s collection comes from Tibet. As well as his signature ruffle, there are plenty of knots and bows in deep, rich autumnal hues, as well as touches of embroidery, matt metallics and—an all time favourite—velvet slippers.

Alexander White; @alexanderwhiteltd

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