Sculptural heels aren’t exactly a new trend. Jimmy Choo played with stacked wooden heels for the resort 2015 collection, Saint Laurent’s iconic YSL logo heels were the talk of the spring 2017 shows, while Prada put a playful twist on heels for SS16.

But there is a new take on the trend for SS18, and it was all over the streets of London Fashion Week (and New York and Milan). This season, heels are divided between two camps.

There are the embellished shoe devotees, who love nothing more than a gold, sparkling or pearl-encrusted heel, as seen at Gucci and Prada.

Then there is the minimalist camp, who prefer a chunky wooden or plastic heel, as seen at Jacquemus and Rejina Pyo.

Whichever side your loyalties lie, you’ll know this is all about letting your feet do all the talking, so do balance things out by pairing back the rest of your outfit. Think a simple shirt dress, puff sleeve blouse and wide leg jeans or even a sharp suit.

Shop the best sculptural heels below.

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Shop now: Jacquemus Black 105 Leather Sandals for £415 from Browns

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Shop now: JW ANDERSON Suede-trimmed leather pumps for £685 from Net-A-Porter

Shop now: BLOCK HEEL SANDAL for £79.99 from Zara

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Shop now: Victoria Pump Antique Ruby Lamb Nappa Leather for £435 from Mulberry


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Shop now: GUCCI Marmont logo and faux pearl-embellished leather collapsible-heel pumps for £805 from Net-A-Porter



Shop now: CYLINDRICAL HEEL PUMPS for £49 from Charles & Keith

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Shop now: Geometric heel shoes for £59.99 from MANGO

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