LFW AW15: AshleyWilliams x RedorDead on the catwalk
Tuesday 24th February 2015, and the likes of Alice Dellal and Georgia May Jagger are walking the catwalk at Ashley Williams’ AW15 collection show, held at Somerset House, London. Stars like Alexa Chung, Pixie Geldof turned up to support the emerging star. But more importantly, the show – named Last Chance To Escape Planet Earth – featured these style icons wearing RED OR DEAD shoes.
As the second instalment of our two season collaboration with Williams, we debuted two new styles: a glam, star studded five-strap patent stiletto with sharp pointed toe (named Hannah, and worn by Dellal), and a black leather D’orsay style, with a playful star-spangled ruffle (named Francessca, and worn by Jagger). Both styles are set to launch on the high street at schuh this coming Autumn.
This collection, named #ImproveYourImage is inspired by themes from Williams’ ready-to-wear line, based mainly around the idea of the ‘musician’s lair’, and exploring the search to escape this world through the cult of ‘backstage’ (pretty cool, we know). Williams was inspired by Red or Dead’s ‘Viva La Vegas’ and ‘Beautiful Freaks’ collections and archive, including our star bottom foil trousers and skirt, as well as our star strap heels and pointed heels. Her clothing took on a very 90’s punky edge, featuring lots of studs, spikes, leather and graphic knits and prints.
Our full collection of the second instalment of footwear is still to be unveiled later this year, and without giving too much away, look out for star-studding, lace-up kittens, chunky heel sheepskin ankle boots, abundant glitter and, for the first time, animal shoes to match the Williams’ signature animal bags…WATCH THIS SPACE ! Our current collection of SS15 shoes with Williams launched in store mid Feb; the #MakingMovies range. All styles are now available in store, so take a look at the magic on our takeover page here.