Free your toes: as the weather warms up, there’s something liberating about lighter, brighter, strappier footwear. Here, Suzannah Pettigrew, Tebogo Bafedi and Lotta Lavanti edit the pairs they’re eyeing now. Don’t forget the pedicure.
‘Dynamic, happy, ready-to-conquer, uplifting – that’s how I would describe my style. Where I grew up in South Africa, they used to say dressing well was a form of good manners, a way of stopping people from taking advantage of you. The aesthetic that has grown out of that is a blend of tribal prints in contemporary cuts and geometric shapes, the product of an amazing cultural imagination.’ In shot: Tebogo wears sandals by Simon Miller.
‘To shoot these images, I drove down to the Seven Sisters cliffs and the Long Man of Wilmington in East Sussex. I love visiting the British seaside when summer starts and participating in rituals like getting a Mr Whippy with a flake and being blown about by the coastal wind. During the day I dress to facilitate my active practice at my studio, mostly in sportswear and functional workwear. In the evening I like to pull grown-up, sexy looks for dinners and parties. I own endless black party dresses and I hold my vintage Versace finds dearly.’ In shot: Suzannah wears sandals by BY FAR.
‘My look is best described as a millennial aristocrat who has a problem with “the man”. I love these Ganni sandals, especially the mash-up between a classic slider and a hiking boot. I think they’re best-suited to work meetings during the summer. Apart from Ganni, I think Simon Miller and Prada are doing shoes particularly well this season.’ In shot: Lotta wears sandals by Ganni.
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