THERE is nothin’ like a Dame, nothing in the world, when it comes to your ideal customer if you’re a young, up-and-coming fashion designer.
So says 24 year-old Emily Lamb, one of the UK’s hottest new shoe design talents, who wowed none other than the legendary Dame Shirley Bassey with a pair of her custom-made Swarovski-encrusted silver sling backs at the recent Scottish Fashion Awards.
A nominee in the Scottish Fashion Awards as accessories designer 2011, hot on the heels of her nomination for the Scottish Variety Awards as new designer 2011, Lamb said: “I was thrilled to learn that Dame Shirley Bassey fell in love with the silver, hand-crystalled shoes I created specially for her and delighted that she whisked them away to wear for a string of sell out performances.
“I’m currently very busy with custom-made shoes, which are experiencing a real growth in demand, ahead of preparing my spring/summer 2012 collection at London Fashion Week in September – and I’ll be sending a personal invitation to Dame Shirley to join me at London Fashion Week to thank her for her support.”
Dame Shirley Bassey was introduced to the talents of Emily Lamb by Tessa Hartmann, founder and chair of the Scottish Fashion Awards, who said: “As a nominee in our Scottish Accessory Designer of the Year category, we presented two fabulous pairs of Emily Lamb shoes to the Dame.
“She was quite taken with Emily’s Swarovski encrusted silver sling backs and said they would make the perfect performance shoes! They were exquisite and, just by looking at them, I thought they would be perfect for the Dame – thankfully, so did she, she loved them!”
Cordwainer’s graduate Emily Lamb’s spring/summer 2011collection of shoes handmade in the UK is now available to buy online for the first time at www.emilylambshoes.com following Emily’s completion of the prestigious Centre For Fashion Enterprise’s market entry programme.
Emily Lamb shoes are handmade in the UK by craftsmen with many years of shoe making experience.
For further information please contact Emily Lamb on tel 07929 515729
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Date 25th July 2011.
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