“The time has come,” the walrus said, “to talk of many things: Of shoes…”
If you’re mad about Alice In Wonderland, and also happen to be completely off your head when it comes to fantastically dramatic footwear, then set your pocket watch for 12:00pm (London time) this Friday, February 26th. It’s the precise moment that a new Disney-sanctioned, Alice In Wonderland-themed shoe collection for women will be made available worldwide. Borrowing from Lewis Carroll, himself, we’d describe the menagerie of designs as… “Curiouser and curiouser!”
Over the last three weeks, as a lead up to the official tumble down this shoe-filled rabbit hole, Irregular Choice, the UK-based footwear brand who dreamed up the collection in conjunction with Disney (the power duo’s previous collaboration – Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens-themed footwear for women – must have been a wild success), has been revealing different styles each Friday.
The first up Flowers Can’t Talk, a pair of Alice heels… literally… a figure of Alice is the actual heel you stand on, detailed with a kaleidoscope of colorful, floral embroidery.
Next came one lump or two and all Mad here, extraordinarily embellished boots and shoes.
And last, but certain NOT least by ANY stretch of the imagination, the knitted Cheshire Cat and Cheshire Flat.
The debut of this collection is some truly fancy footwork choreographed by the marketing machine behind Disney’s “Alice Through The Looking Glass,” an all-new spectacular adventure, set for theatrical release on May 27th, in which Alice returns to the whimsical world of Wonderland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter.
Written by Linda Woolverton and based on characters created by Lewis Carroll, the film (official trailer below) reunites the all-star cast from “Alice in Wonderland,” Tim Burton’s 2010 worldwide blockbuster, including: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska and Helena Bonham Carter along with the voices of Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen and Timothy Spall. Viewers will also be introduced to several new characters: Zanik Hightopp (Rhys Ifans), the Mad Hatter’s father and Time himself (Sacha Baron Cohen), a peculiar creature who is part human, part clock.