Jennifer Chamandi Jan15

Jennifer Chamandi

Jennifer Chamandi Boghossian When it comes to fashion especially shoe design its designers come from different walks of life. Jennifer Chamandi Boghossian is from Britain with Lebanese roots. Before pursuing her shoe entrepreneur dreams Boghossian graduated with a degree in Economics from the London School of Economics. ...

Bionda Castana January Collection. Jan14

Bionda Castana Janua...

For the month of January, Bionda Castana brought back some more of their popular styles. Portman and Barbieri brought back the Lana, Aneta and Alexa styles. Each shoe has an Art Deco influence combined with materials such as elaphe, mesh and satin. Bionda Castana are continuing their disruptive direct to...

Jimmy Choo Spring 2019 Collection. Jan12

Jimmy Choo Spring 20...

The Spring 2019 collection created by Sandra Choi are bold due to the heights and colors chosen for each style. All of the silhouettes have pencil stilettos and even a mule is given this treatment. Jimmy Choo is known for luxury so premium materials such as snakeskin and glitter leather are used. In...

Malone Souliers Spring 2019 Collection. Jan09

Malone Souliers Spri...

The Malone Souliers Spring 2019 collection has silhouettes and colors to attract the attention of all the shoe lovers out there. Any of these shoes are perfect for tea time especially the gingham mules. Also, the use of feathers is new for Malone Souliers and is paired with supple suede. After...

Matteo Mars Jan07

Matteo Mars

Matteo Ciampalini Matteo Mars is the creation of shoe designer Matteo Ciampalini. Mr. Ciampalini has over eighteen years experience in the industry. Matteo worked for Sergio Rossi and later on became in charge of women shoes at Antonio Berardi. In addition to working for Sergio Rossi and Antonio Berardi ,Ciampalini also...

Tabitha Simmons x Johanna Ortiz Pre-Fall 2019. Jan05

Tabitha Simmons x Jo...

Spring 2018 marked the first collaboration between Tabitha Simmons and Johanna Ortiz. So the ladies are back for Pre-Fall 2019. The shoes created by Tabitha complimented the designs produced by Johanna.  Earthy tones and animal prints prints dominate this collection.  Mrs. Simmons  remixed popular...

Alevi Jan02

Alevi

I am back from vacation and I hope everyone is having a great new year. Today I want to do an article on shoe label Alevi which was launched in Fall 2017  by fashion veterans Perla Alessandri and Valentina Micchetti. Perla Alessandri was exposed to the fashion industry via her family’s shoe factory. ...

Looking for shoe entrepreneurs-ShoeSwingers.com Dec23

Looking for shoe ent...

ShoeSwingers.com is looking for shoe entrepreneurs to join its marketplace. The website is dedicated to selling the best shoe styles from independent companies.  To get more information please go to ShoeSwingers.com or send an email to winstonq@shoeswingers.com.  The post Looking for shoe...

Totokaelo Shoe Sale Dec22

Totokaelo Shoe Sale

This morning I received an email regarding the sale that Totokaelo is having today.  Each item is 40% to 60% off. The only problem is that every sale is a final one so no exchanges or returns.  Even though this is the final shopping weekend before Christmas and your gift might not make it time Totokaelo offers gift...

Suzanne Rae Dec20

Suzanne Rae

Suzanne Rae The holidays are quickly upon us and it seems that we are not going to have a White Christmas in NYC. So to keep myself in good spirits I decided to a story on Brooklyn based designer Suzanne Rae Pelaez.  The Bryn Mawr and Parsons graduate started her ready-to-wear collection in 2011 and began to design shoes...

Yuul Yie Pre-Fall 2019 Collection Dec18

Yuul Yie Pre-Fall 20...

Sharp silhouettes and trapezoidal heels fill the Yuul Yie Pre-Fall 2019 collection. 2018 is definitely a whirlwind year for Sunyuul Yie and she shows no signs of slowing down. Being on Footwear News’ list for top emerging designers and collaborations with other labels have kept her momentum going...

iRi NYC Dec13

iRi NYC

Latif Nawab & Janet Yeung iRi NYC, is a contemporary footwear label started in 2016 by Latif Nawab and Janet Yeung.  Ms. Yeung who is the Creative Director of the label grew up in  South Korea and Hong Kong before moving to NY. Janet is a Parsons graduate and previously designed for Marc by Marc Jacobs and Steven...

Balmain Pre-Fall 2019 Collection. Dec11

Balmain Pre-Fall 201...

The shoes from the Balmain Pre-Fall 2019 collection pays homage to luxury shoemaking and styling.  Glamor materials such as snakeskin and velvet are used to bring back  the opulence of the 80s.  Most of the silhouettes approved by Olivier Rousteing are sharply pointed to reiterate...

Rochas Pre-Fall 2019 Collection Dec08

Rochas Pre-Fall 2019...

Ladies looking for couture-level footwear will be pleased with the Rochas Pre-Fall 2019 collection. Creative director Alessandro dell’Acqua has brought his shoemaking touch from No.21 to Rochas. Boots, sandals and slides appear throughout the collection combined with feminine pieces such as bows, crystals and...

Dahlia Selva Dec06

Dahlia Selva

Danilo Giordano and Stephanie Roy-Heckl. During my search for new shoe designers I came across Dahlia Selva which means Savage Flower in Italian. The label made its debut this year and is the child of Danilo Giordano and Stephanie Roy-Heckl. When creating the brand Giordano and Roy-Heckl wanted to bring out shoes that are...

Isabel Marant Resort 2019 Collection Dec04

Isabel Marant Resort...

The Isabel Marant Resort 2019 collection is filled with silhouettes influenced by the Old West. Marant’s Lamsy and Archee boots are her valid attempt to capitalize on the Western boot craze. Also, the opulence of the 80s is represented by the snakeskin used on the Lisbo boot. Fans of the iconic wedges produced by...

Alexandre Birman Spring 2019 Collection Dec01

Alexandre Birman Spr...

Feminine silhouettes dominate the Alexandre Birman Spring 2019 Collection. Birman uses sandals and mules to drive this point home. Alexandre’s iteration of the knot makes its appearance on a couple of the styles in this article Birman’s “knot sandal” has appeared for the past couple of seasons...

Alice McCall Nov28

Alice McCall

A couple of my friends have been purchasing dresses from Alice McCall for the past couple of years and I was delighted to find out that she expanded into shoes. Alice’s foray into fashion began at 19 years old when she moved to London to become a stylist for Conde Nast. During her time as a stylist McCall started to...

Gianvito Rossi Spring 2019 Collection Nov27

Gianvito Rossi Sprin...

Cyber Monday is almost over but you can still purchase these ankle boots from Gianvito Rossi’s Spring 2019 Collection. Mr. Rossi is one of the top shoemakers in the business and looking at his collection you can see why. Gianvito is able to take classical silhouettes and make them desirably different. For example,...

Buffalo David Bitton Nov20

Buffalo David Bitton

David Bitton David Bitton was born in Marrakech, Morraco and raised in Montreal. Bitton’s first foray into fashion came from designing sweaters but later found great success in creating fashionable jeans. Buffalo David Bitton has gone on to be relevant for the past thirty years and is sold in more than 50 cities. ...

Hissa Haddad Nov16

Hissa Haddad

Hissa Haddad is a Qatar based, luxury footwear label of Italian made shoes designed by female entrepreneur and designer Hissa Al Haddad. The name brand came to light from Hissa’s passion toward shoes and the art of shoemaking; this ignited a desire to create a line that was both exceptional design and...

Amina Muaddi Nov14

Amina Muaddi

Amina Muaddi left her label Oscar Tiye in 2017 after disagreeing with her partners on the future direction of her company. Muaddi started her new eponymous collection in the summer of 2017 with a see-now, buy-now focus. The distribution of the label is limited and only available from the most discerning...

Giuseppe Zanotti Resort 2019 Collection Nov12

Giuseppe Zanotti Res...

To help get you excited for the upcoming holiday season I decided to show you styles from the Giuseppe Zanotti Resort 2019 Collection. Zanotti creates not only well-designed shoes but sneakers as well. The first shoe is made of fringed crystals and has an asymmetrical front. Also, the sneaker shown for Resort 2019 is a new...

Bionda Castana: The November Collection Nov10

Bionda Castana: The ...

After a two year break Bionda Castana is back in the shoe game with a new digital strategy. The company now is a fully direct to consumer firm that offers four different styles each month from their previous collections. Following this path according to founders Jennifer Portman and Natalia Barbieri allows them to reduce...