Last week Beyond Skin was one of the exclusive exhibitors at the crispy new trade show PLATFORM.
Platform was according to founder Gerard Levy born out of frustration, over there not being any purely footwear trade show in the UK.
PURE and SCOOP are very high-end fashion tradeshows, where Beyond Skin have been exhibitors for years. However, these originated as apparel trade shows and therefore, this is what gets the most attention with attendees.
The PLATFORM premiere show was located in the very exclusive 5 star Westbury Hotel located on Conduit Street in Mayfair London. Buyers, designers and other professionals, were invited to attend the show from February 9-10.
When entering the Hotel you knew this was exclusive. Even the doorman was wearing a top hat.
You start to feel like royalty as you walk along the hotels marble walls, expensive carpets and burgundy and gold interior and enter the contemporary Westbury gallery – which is nothing less but heaven. Shoes everywhere!!
Other exhibitors at the show, where designers such as Kurt Geiger, Coclico, C.Doux and many more. But the brightest of them all was of course Beyond Skin with the new exiting print textiles and colourful faux leathers and suede’s of our Spring Summer 2014 & Autumn Winter 2014 collections.
Here’s an exclusive sneak peak of what is new and upcoming with Beyond Skin vegan shoes. We warn you, this is gonna get pretty!
As you enter the Gallery the first shoe you see is the Beyond Skin Rosa-Lee, who is going to be featured in Beyond Skin Autumn Winter 2014 collection.
Rosa-Lee is a beautiful platform with a 12cm heel both covered in vegan Dinamica recycled faux suede. But best of all is her bespoke Italian textile upper in black and gold embroidery. Oooh…
On Beyond Skin’s exhibition extraordinaire section it is just packed with goodies.
First on the table are these little wonders.
Hey! Is that a new Animal embroidery slipper?!?! With a gold cat detailing (gold cat!). Can’t possibly get any more gorgeous and cute. Oh but just you wait. This style is a reoccurring silhouette at Beyond Skin, every time featuring a new gold animal embroidery to represent the shoe. Previous it was Lupo with a English Bulldog embroidery and latest it was Mylo with a golden horse embroidery (Golden Horse!).
This time around it is the cutest cat embroidery and as always, designed by the amazing Cat Finnie (a cat illustration by a woman named Cat – awesome!).
The best thing (well, next best) about this reoccurring style is, that when you buy a pair, 5% of the profits go to an animal charity.
This year the style is fiercely named Tiger and will be available in Beyond Skin Spring Summer collection.
Also on the picture above, you see the elegant stiletto T-bar strap sandal Zoe. Zoe is featuring a sky high 14cm stiletto, and made in beautiful pewter and vegan faux suede textiles.
You don’t have to wait for Zoe much longer, she is already waiting for you in our online store, where you can pre-order her before anyone else gets their feet in her.
Next on the table is the classy Meave in 3 colourways, Mustard, Black & Navy, equally beautiful and each colour.
Meave features a 10cm heel and a vintage style piping topline and bow detail on the back, so people can see how gorgeous you are, even when walking away from them. Meave will be available in the Beyond Skin Autumn Winter 2014 collection.
On the picture above from Beyond Skin’s Feature at this years PLATFORM footwear show, you first see the Beyond Skin Venus in a deadly 14cm heel, faux suede upper and beautiful metallic style fabric front detail.
Venus is available in Black, lipstick and nude and you can pre-order her from our online store. Oh yes – this beauty could be yours.
Clockwise we move on to Emerald, a real vintage 50’s style gal. Emerald’s body is a delicate satin with beautiful matching delicate pattern print. The front detailing is vintage deco styling in vegan faux patent leather and metallic textile. Ideal if you’re going to a wedding this summer. Emerald will be available in the Beyond Skin Spring Summer 2014 collection.
But if you just fell in love with this art deco style, you can pre-order the very flashy fierce Beyond Skin Spring in Orange faux leather and pink suede who is next on the PLATFORM table. Spring is also going to be available in strong Black & Gold – but you will have to wait until the whole collection is released. So stay in touch with our website.
Last but not least another Orange & Pink faux leather vintage wonder, Beyond Skin Carmen with vintage style brouging front and back detailing. Carmen will also be available in delicate nude satin and nude faux patent leather – but again, you will have to hold your horses.
There are many amazing new styles from our Spring Summer 2014 collection available to pre-order from our website, and here’s a few top picks.
Check out the on trend Willow slipper in gold & orange Italian bespoke weave. Perfect for stylish comfort.
Gradually we move up in height to Beyond Skin Kristina, who features a sensible 7cm cute cone style heel, vintage sling back strap and beautiful metallic detailing on the front. Perfect for the office or a colourful skirt. Kristina comes both in Black & pale green.
Final pick is pedestal style wedge Beyond Skin Uma covered in pink & silver Italian textile with matching metallic silver and vegan patent leather straps. Perfect for spring cocktails in the sun.
Now you are fully updated on what you can expect from Beyond Skin vegetarian shoes in the near future. So start saving, so you can look vintage fabulous while being cruelty free.