Spring 2011 Shoe Collaborations, etc


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Just in case you’ve been living under a rock, New York Fashion Week was this past week, and we have quite a few shoe collaborations to discuss. Nicholas Kirkwood has again taken up with the Mulleavy sisters on another fantastic collection. Carved wood paneling, gold ornaments, and Ming vase prints on platforms are the perfect complement to the new mood in the Rodarte collection. And as always, we doubt we’ll see these pairs off the feet of elite international editors.

In surprising news, Chris Benz worked with Alejandro Ingelmo this season on a few styles that bridge the gap between Benz’s quirky ladylike demure and Ingelmo’s oh so right vulgar and sexy platform. In particular, the slingback platforms with contrast floral and bondage lacing were a delight. Signature Ingelmo woven leather felt right for the twisted debutante Benz girl.

Now for the good news in dollars and cents, it isn’t only niche designers getting in on the fashion week footwear collaborations. Aldo is collaborating with both Julian Louie and Rad Hourani on their Spring 2011 shoe lines. Julian Louie’s patchwork wedges are sure to sell out in a heartbeat. At Aldo prices, we highly recommend pre-ordering. Rad Hourani’s styles on the other hand…well, we’ve had our fill of leather and zippers, but they may be the perfect fit for all our rocker girls who refuse to move on.

To see images of Aldo x Julian Louie collab read more, etc…

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