“Shoes for Show” Exhibition

Katie Eary for Nike, 2010

Masters of all things shoe related, Javari put on a spectacular exhibition last weekend held at East London’s Old Truman Brewery. “Shoes for Show” offered a rare chance to see a breathtaking range of show-stopping shoes designed by the likes of Gareth Pugh, Nina Ricci and Christian Louboutin. The exhibition was literally a sweet shop for all those fond of fancy footwear, showcasing one-off, couture pieces designed solely for spectacle rather than function. Gareth Pugh’s structured gold shoes for Beyoncé shined brightly and Meadham Kirchhoff’s green and pink glitter flatforms sparkled playfully, whilst jaws dropped at the highest heel in the world – Christian Louboutin’s towering, crystal encrusted ballet pumps. The exhibition, held over four days, presented a modern fusion between fashion and art, delivering a real feast for the eyes, and of course the feet!

Sophie Grace Webster for Manolo Blahnik

Natasha Marrow

Nicholas Kirkwood for Meadham Kirchhoff

Nicholas Kirkwood for Alice in Wonderland

Nina Ricci for Daphne Guinness

Rupert Sanderson for Aida

Niamh O’Conner for Emily Crane

Miniature McQueen Armadillo

Gareth Pugh for Beyonce

Christian Louboutin for The Royal Ballet