July 29, 2006
(Pumps at Creatures of Comfort)
There are several pairs of beautiful Adele Clarkes in size 10 on sale at Creatures of Comfort -can someone please buy them already? It pains me that they’re not being worn and are languishing in a box, they must adorn a pair of feet post haste!
Adele Clarke’s footwear aesthetic is something I feel a kinship with. They are beautiful, with unusual cuts and shapes, the textures look lovely and rich, and they somehow also manage to look sensible and practical -no wonder since she has said herself, “I can’t tolerate uncomfortable shoes. I’m really difficult like that.” Her designs for Hussein Chalayan’s footwear line also communicate her amazing aesthetic -I saw the collection and admired it immediately, only finding out later that she was the woman behind these beautiful shoes.
With little financial backing, her line is almost entirely independently financed -got to give her props for that. That kind of hard work requires a real dedication to the craft and only speaks of a true love and appreciation for shoes -and I admire her and her shoes for it.