We catch up with Rachel Simpson to find out all about her beautiful new collection of bridal shoes and accessories…
What is the inspiration behind the new collection?
We wanted to introduce some new ideas this season, whilst keeping the handwriting very Rachel Simpson. Our signature petal detailing is there but so too are some new embellishments and appliques, as well as some cleaner, more fashion forward silhouettes. Traditionally we are known for our vintage inspired look, but this season vintage got glam!
What are they key looks of the new collection?
The new collection is best summed up as soft, elegant and subtly on trend. Being known for our beautiful leathers, this season we sourced some gorgeous new colours, including subtly pink toned blush ivory and ever popular rose gold. Colour was a big influence for this collection, but not in an ‘in your face’ way- we still wanted to keep it really wearable.
Mixed metallics is a massive trend this season, and we combined these with blush and ivory to translate it into more of a bridal look. Embellishment is also key, and styles Hermione and Hazel both incorporate delicate beading, framed by mixed metallic leaves. One particular favourite is Emmeline, which combines four different colours in elegant petal shapes over the toe, and our signature t-bar- all finished with a handmade diamante trim.
The collection also focuses on the strong floral trend which is all over the high street at the moment. For the a less girly fashion forward bride we introduced a more modern sandal called Darcie, which has tiny appliqued flowers on the vamp and metallic leaves- just a nod to the floral trend!
What else is new?
We’ve been lucky enough to collaborate with three incredible accessory designers this season, to bring a collection of shoe clips and hair accessories which compliment the new styles perfectly. Laurel Lime have created some stunning new pieces including our favourite Petal shoe clips in rose gold and the delicate daisy hairvine. New to the Rachel Simpson collection are Florrie & Eve- a UK based company who have designed an exclusive range of floral adornments, and US based Mint Lola who work in delicate gold, silver and crystals. We are very excited to be their first UK stockist!
See more stunning accessories in the gallery below and find out more about the beautiful new collection at rachelsimpsonshoes.co.uk.