Friday, November 20, 2009

Boots with metal


I recently did a post on the original boots with Metal detail... New Rocks.

I noticed recently a slight trend with incorporating metal in boots - Lady Ga Ga featured some Alexander McQueen boots featuring metal decoration. Very nice. The amount of alternative fashion the Lady does portray in her clips is damn impressive!


These two are collaborations between Terry De Havilland and Melbourne Jewellery esigner William Griffiths. I've written about William a few times here (he is one of my fav jewellers), his jewellery is very cutting edge, and he takes the edgier side of life and is want to give it life through his jewellery.
Here he has added some of his work to DeHavillands latest line of footwear.... including a play on the word stilleto (stilleto can mean the high heel of stilleto shoes, or is the name given to a type of knife).
Anyways...very nice work by both of them here.

For more of De Havillands shoes, see here:
Article from Vogue UK - http://www.vogue.co.uk/news/daily/090522-terry-de-havilland-launches-his-cou/gallery.aspx
And for William Griffiths Metal Couture range - here's his newish website (he has a store in Melbourne, but is stocked in various shops)
http://www.metalcouture.com/

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Lady Skull said...

Hi!
Loved your blog. I´m following you!
I saw Alt magazine site. I hope to see a magazine edition one day. I´m from Brazil and we don´t have this kind of magazine here, but we have a big alternative public.

I also hope one day alternative brands could be able to product this kind of shoes, they are from famous brands and its very expensive =/

hugs!

Lady Lucie: Latex, Corsets and beyond...! said...

Just found your blog - love it!
Having a little dribble attack over these Havilland/Griffiths heels... x

Alternative Fashion Blogger said...

Thank you Lady skull, very kind. Yeah, they really are one offs, and the price would be nasty.

I guess the thing with these items is, they are really one of a kind individual items, and there is an argument to mass produce defeats the purpose. Its all that Individuality vs accessiblity argument, methinks.

I actually think William's jewellery does seem to get "referenced" by a number of other jewellers.

PS this blog doesn't have anything to do with alt fashion magazine, though Its one of my favorites!

Alternative Fashion Blogger said...

Thanks Lady Lucie, indulge yourself...dribble away!:-)
Just had a look at your blog, some nice work there dahrleenk!

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Sakara said...

i know a very cool jewellery based in Whitby Uk, that will create metal details to customise any shoes or boots you want. His work is great!
http://www.nosallisdesigns.com/ImageList.php?section=11

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