Designer name: Michael Lewis
Origin: The Lake District, England
Design Background: Michael studied at Central Saint Martin’s. He has worked with Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton, Christopher Bailey at Burberry and Tom Ford at Gucci.
Career highlight: “Launching my debut collection at Dover Street Market.”
What is your signature style? “Flamboyant, sensual, fun and luxurious footwear.”
How would you describe the Michael Lewis woman? “Individual, chic, confident, with plenty of joie de vivre!”
Trademark piece: “The sculpted platform and chiseled toe shape.”
Price range at retail: £375 - £600
Name three things that are inspiring you for autumn/winter 2011: “Stanley Kubrick, The story of 'O' and Eyes Wide Shut.”
What’s next for your brand? “Breaking America."
What music is playing in your studio this season? “Rihanna.”
What encapsulates London fashion for you? “The traditional aspects of Mount Street, where there is a constant flow of inspiring ideas and a diversity of brands both old and new.”
How does London influence your designs? “London can help designers create opportunities through its accessibility to art, design, culture and style. In addition, the speed at which London operates, its mixtures and diversities, all create originality and inspiration for me.”