The design duo behind Kron by Kronkron, a quirky brand from Reykjavik, Iceland, showed their Spanish-made women’s label for the first time in London. ... Elisalex Grunfeld de Castro, who graduated from Cordwainers in 2007, showed her Nina Dolcetti collection of women’s shoes, crafted in a factory in London from reclaimed leather and suede ... Up-and-comers Michael Lewis, Atalanta Weller, Cleo B and Beyond Skin debuted their lines during the week.
To celebrate London Fashion Week, Beatrix Ong (who will also show in Paris next week) unveiled a display in Jaegar’s store windows of Jaegar in Knightsbridge, where the designer also has a shop-in-shop. Ong also debuted her spring ’10 collection at Somerset House. Finally, five brogues and oxfords from Ong’s men’s collection were on display at Marcus Constable’s women’s wear show.
Flight of Fancy
Vivienne Westwood has once again teamed with footwear brand Melissa, this time recreating the designer’s classic Rocking Horse shoe — in plastic. Originally introduced in 1988, the shoe’s new version has detachable wings and made its debut on the runway this week. The Wing Rocking Horse shoe (retailing for 120 pounds) will be available in mid-November at all Vivienne Westwood stores, as well as Browns Focus, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, and Liberty in London, with more accounts to come.