Best foot forward

Best foot forward

Luxury shoe label Bionda Castana teams up with LK Bennett to produce a new capsule spring collection

 Much-coveted luxury shoe label Bionda Castana and high-street shoetailer LK Bennett have released a collection that combines LK Bennett’s classic grown-up style alongside Bionda’s quirky aesthetic for an eccentric array of sleek yet striking shoes.

The anglo-italian brand founded by Natalia Barbieri and Jennifer Portman translates into English as 'Blonde Brunette', which was the pair's nickname at business school where they met.  

 “I’m very happy to be collaborating with British designers whom I admire,” said Robert Bensoussan, Chief Executive, L.K.Bennett, of the collection. “Natalia and Jennifer (Bionda) have brought their coveted aesthetic and together with our own in-house design team, created something unique for everyday luxury.”

Named after inspiring women the collection features an assortment of heel heights and shapes from the Alexa block heel pumps to the Jerry stiletto sandals as well as beautiful scalloped edges, chequerboard patterns and dainty lace-up detailing. 

"We feel honoured to be the first brand to collaborate with L.K.Bennett and to be supported by such an iconic fellow British brand. We found that the Bionda Castana and L.K.Bennett women had a natural synergy which made for an exciting collection"

Natalia Barbieri and Jennifer Portman, co-founders of Bionda Castana