Thursday, 29 September 2011
Cleo B is a shoe designer who dances a funky two step on the narrow edge between mass commercial appeal and original, quality design. The resulting SS12 collection, entitled 'It's Like That' will surely cause widespread hype and credit card crimes a-plenty.
Hailing from Cheshire in the UK, Cleo B is one of the wave of fresh new British designers who will undoubtedly be big news in future.
Cleo began her professional study at Cordwainers College, before going on to train at the Salvatore Ferragamo design studio in Florence. She has also had experience at Nicholas Kirkwood, Georgina Goodman and L.K. Bennett, and her own brand has been up and running since 2008.
'It's Like That' is a fresh fusion of the classic ideas of the Eighties with a contemporary and refined modernity that leaves little to be desired.
The Golden Age of Hip Hop provides a fresh and beautiful starting point for the various shoes which come in the form of boots, wedges, flat sandals and many more.
From where I'm standing this is the best the Eighties have ever looked.