By Sharon Clott Kanter
Updated Feb 19, 2013 @ 4:30 pm
Credit: ImaxTree; Courtesy Photo (2)

At London Fashion Week this weekend, Aldo debuted the next set of designer collaborations that will be part of Aldo Rise, a program that supports rising designers by producing and stocking their footwear in Aldo stores. One of the new collabs features Preen, a British label that dresses countless cool girls (Claire Danes, Michelle Obama, and Scarlett Johansson among them). The label's designers Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi conceptualized buckle-covered booties in red and black for their Aldo creation, and the duo clued us in to their design process through the sketch shown here. "This season the shoes are tough and sexy with a collage of textures and finish," Thornton told of the shoes. Find these in stores and come fall.

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