one of our favourite discoveries from our buying trip to paris in september was london based shoe designer atalanta weller - her sci-fi sculptural creations were like shoe tractor beams - resistance was sorta' futile (see what I did with the whole sci-fi star trek thing there?). her shoes feature spock like extensions, futuristic rubber tubing and crystaline, faceted carved platforms - and atalanta herself is a total sweet heart, equal parts shy and totally kick ass. we love that she created shoes for gareth pugh by vacuum packing them onto the model moments before they walked on to the catwalk. genius. anyway, this is starting to sound like some kind of deranged fan letter, i'm gunna let atalanta do the talking now.
name of designer: atalanta weller
right now the time is: 2.32 pm.
and where abouts in the world are you?: london
date of birth: 21/12/1978
label name: atalanta weller
year label started: september 2009
my new collection is entitled: the landing
concept/motivation behind new collection: retro futurism, from pompei to star trek via bat for lashes
the ultimate atalanta weller lady is: confident, sexy, intelligent, and fun.
most exciting fashion moment? going to 10 downing street!
on my day off I would....: make sculptures.. make shoes .. make more sculptures ... hang out with my friends...
what do you know about new zealand? it's far away and very beautiful, and every body who goes there seems to love it.
shoot, shag or marry: shoot -a shoe film, shag- couldn't possibly tell you! , marry -a wild man..
complete this sentence, I had a vision and my vision was… shoe shaped.