Whimsical, playful, magical — these are some of the words that best describe Sophia Webster’s shoes. The British designer is acclaimed in the world of shoemaking for her creative flair and unique design sensibilities that are marvelously translated into her footwear. After graduating from the prestigious Cordwainers College and The Royal College of Art, London, she began working under the able guidance of Nicholas Kirkwood, who is a prolific shoe designer himself. She made her international presence felt in no time with the launch of her own eponymous label in 2012.
A recipient of the Conde Nast Footwear Emerging Designer of the Year (2012) award, the British Fashion Award (BFA) for Emerging Accessories Designer (2013), and the BFC Vogue Fashion Fund (2016), amongst others, Webster has carved a niche for herself with her shoe universe that encompasses several styles and one-of-a-kind designs. It is thus no surprise that the spotlight this week is on one of Webster’s most loved pairs — the Chiara butterfly sandals!
“I first designed my butterfly shoes in college and since then the significance of the wings has evolved into so much more. For me, the butterfly represents the journey.” Sophia Webster
The Sophia Webster Chiara butterfly sandals made their debut at the designer’s Spring/Summer 14 collection. Feminine and sophisticated, Chiara is a style in which simplicity and extravagance blend gracefully. A ‘butterfly’ is all it takes for Chiara to be termed remarkable and statement-making. Enriched with the power of metamorphosing your entire looks, the sandals can do wonders with anything you wear — from dresses and jumpsuits to pencil skirts, floor-length gowns, and even pantsuits, the list is endless!
As a bestselling style, the Chiara has been released in myriad colorways and eye-catching embellishments, as well as curated for special capsule collections and a bridal range. The butterfly motif has now become synonymous with the brand and continues to adorn Webster’s footwear season after season.
Design Anatomy — Sophia Webster Chiara Butterfly Sandals
Bringing fairytale dreams to life, the Sophia Webster Chiara Butterfly sandals are indeed a work of art! Sculpted beautifully with precision in Brazil, these open-toe sandals exhibit delicate vamp straps. The minimal front is flawlessly contrasted with the artistic rear, where the adjustable ankle straps secure your feet, and the counters give way for the 3D butterfly applique wings to emerge. Designed as if to help you take flight with every step, Chiara is elevated on stiletto heels that replicate the winged body.
Not just limiting her creativity to footwear for women, Webster designs bags and accessories that are a collector’s delight. Her ‘Mini’ range for kids is another popular line that she immensely loves. Often spotted on the red carpet, her shoes are worn and much loved by celebrities such as Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Kendall Jenner, Lupita Nyong’o, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Blake Lively.
If you’ve been dreaming about owning a pair of Sophia Webster Chiara butterfly sandals or other popular styles like the Evangeline, Bibi, Rosalind, Flamingo, Lilico, and Paloma, now is the chance. Take a flight to The Luxury Closet’s paradise of new and pre-owned Sophia Webster shoes and bring home a piece of Sophia’s wonderland!