by Penny Martin .

Pierre Hardy gives good shoe

The good thing about appointments as opposed to catwalk shows is that not only do you get the PR to explain the themes behind the collections and see the items close-up, you sometimes get to meet the designer too! Here, the very talented shoe designer to Balenciaga (and author of his truly scrumptious own-name range) Pierre Hardy shows off a navy court trimmed with point d'espirit on the very obliging Director of Communications, Marion. There was only one question that they couldn't answer for me: why, oh why, are his amazing shoes not stocked in London?