Fashion designer and designer-in-residence Anna Todt has been nominated for the Essential Shoes of the Years award, with the award given to those who design and manufacture the very best in footwear.
The nominees include the likes of Alexander McQueen, Paul Smith, J. Crew, Ralph Lauren, and Clarks.
The award is given to designers who design the most innovative, innovative and functional footwear for both men and women, and is named after the iconic shoe, made by the famed designer Alexander McQue, for men and womens during WW2.
“I am extremely honoured to be nominated for this award,” Tod-Tod said in a statement.
“The shoe has been synonymous with innovation and creativity for decades and it has been inspiring to see it become a symbol of fashion for generations.
The shoe has given generations the sense of belonging, of being part of something greater than themselves.”
In the past few years, there have been many winners in this category, including the award-winning Clarks Clarks shoes, which were launched in 2013.
The Clarks range of footwear is still being sold in stores across the world.
Tod’s own collection of shoes is the best-selling designer’s in the UK, and the company’s footwear is used by celebrities, fashion icons and athletes, among many others.
In a statement, the UK’s largest footwear company said it was thrilled to have Tod on board.
“Anna is a pioneer in the industry and has brought to the forefront a truly innovative range of innovative footwear for women and men.
We’re excited to have her on board and we look forward to working together to develop a range of exciting and innovative footwear,” said the statement from Clarks.
“The award is the culmination of many years of work between Alexander and Anna and we’re delighted to be able to support this remarkable woman with her vision for the brand.”
It’s also a rare honour to be a nominee for the prestigious award.
Todo: You can vote here.
The Essential Shoes of the Day 2018 winner is the J.
Crew Maximus XF, which is sold in the US as a pair of jeans.