Modern-Day Foot Binding at London Fashion Week

A model walks down the catwalk during the Aminaka Wilmont fashion show at London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2009 on September 19, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images Europe)
The designs at the Aminaka Wilmont show for London Fashion Week looked like they belonged in the Luc Besson film The Fifth Element (which, by the way, featured costumes by designer Jean-Paul Gaultier).  The Robocop gloves, pillbox-hat-shaped hair styles, and androgynous models all heightened the collection's futuristic aura, but the most shockingly out-there items appeared on many of the models' feet: the heel-wedges pictured above.  Heels without soles?  Can't be comfortable.
I take back what I said about The Fifth Element--this is way more Star Trek Enterprise than anything else:
I do like the high-necked blouses and frocks that elongate the appearance of the neck.  Hopefully the trend will catch before the soleless, soulless shoes.

More pictures:
A model walks down the catwalk during the Aminaka Wilmont fashion show at London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2009 on September 19, 2008 in London, England. A model walks down the catwalk during the Aminaka Wilmont fashion show at London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2009 on September 19, 2008 in London, England. A model walks down the catwalk during the Aminaka Wilmont fashion show at London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2009 on September 19, 2008 in London, England. A model walks down the catwalk during the Aminaka Wilmont fashion show at London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2009 on September 19, 2008 in London, England. A model walks down the catwalk during the Aminaka Wilmont fashion show at London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2009 on September 19, 2008 in London, England. A model walks down the catwalk during the Aminaka Wilmont fashion show at London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2009 on September 19, 2008 in London, England. A model walks down the catwalk during the Aminaka Wilmont fashion show at London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2009 on September 19, 2008 in London, England. A model walks down the catwalk during the Aminaka Wilmont fashion show at London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2009 on September 19, 2008 in London, England.

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