Sophia Webster’s Freak Like Me collection was a carnival of delights presented in an old chapel near Piccadilly Circus. Inspirations were variously old No Doubt albums from Gwen Stefani’s Nineties ska era, Victor Vasarely’s optical-illusion artwork and Cirque du Soleil or “Cirque de Sophia,” as the designer put it.
Standout footwear included pointed lace-up booties in a checkerboard weave, leopard-print glitter aquamarine flats, lace-up mules with bows like a gentleman’s tuxedo and thigh-high leopard-print ringmaster-style boots.
Webster’s signature Ciara butterfly-winged boots were given the Swarovski treatment with multicolored crystal sequins, while a collaboration with Coca-Cola saw the famous red logo worked into prints and Webster’s signature speech-bubble bags proclaiming “It’s the real thing.”
Set designer Shona Heath created a giant carousel with models wearing costumes inspired by a Bauhaus ballet while other installations featured elements of nearby Piccadilly Circus ranging from giant pigeons to a new take on the Eros statue, incorporating those trademark butterfly wings.
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