You’ll Always Stand Out in These Over-The-Knee Burberry Boots
The shoe department at Saks carries a legion of luxury designer brands. So many in fact, it actually has its own zip code 10022-SHOE. Now we’re going to be expanding it even further. When Saks opens up its brand new store in the Mall of San Juan we’re bringing Valentino, Saint Laurent, Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin, Guiseppe Zanotti, Michael Kors, Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Jimmy Choo and Chloé with us! Glance through a few of our designer selections that will be donning the shelves of the new shoe salon.
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Aquazzura is known for producing stylish, yet wearable shoes made with immaculate craftsmanship. Made from either a luxuriant suede and leather mix or snakeskin, these exotic and sleek new arrival pumps are some serious eye-catchers. Constructed with the lace-up look the Aquazzura woman has come to love, these new styles will be the perfect way to strut into the New Year.
Sleek And Sexy
For our latest Designer Dispatch, we met with the wonderfully talented shoe designer Ivy Kirzhner. Ivy, who was born in the Philippines and moved to the states at the age of 7, comes from a family of artists, most with a penchant for all-things fashion, so its no wonder Ivy gravitated to her calling at the age of 15. She established her own brand at the tender age of 30 after having hit the ceiling perhaps a little too fast after working at places like Steve Madden, BCBGMAXAZRIA and Herve Leger. Without question, Ivy’s shoes have a very distinct look, one that’s all her own. She touches upon new silhouettes and has a knack for utilizing the most unexpected materials. Believe that in an Ivy Kirzhner design, you’re bound to get noticed. The designer invited SaksPOV to her very charming Soho studio to check out all her collections and to talk design.
Shoe Designer Ivy Kirzhner
SAKSPOV: Was shoe-design always in your purview?
IVY KIRZHNER: I went to the FAME school and after that I did my two–year shoe training at FIT and the rest is history. I have family in fashion. Two of my older sisters are running this cute children’s-wear empire, I have an uncle that’s a big couturier in Asia and all my aunts are fashionistas – my dad is an architect and engineer – so I’ve always been surrounded by fashion. I always wanted to do something architectural.
Gorgeous From Every Angle
If you caught David Lynch’s surrealist video for the launch of Rouge Louboutin Nail Colour last week, you probably noticed a particular moment in the film where the spiked heel of the ballet-inspired Ballerina Ultima shoe and a circular swatch from the red of the sole separated to create the already iconic nail varnish. If the message wasn’t clear enough, Rouge Louboutin Nail Colour’s groundbreaking packaging was inspired by the Ballerina Ultima shoe, the tallest heel Christian Louboutin ever created. Brings to mind that universal credo: “The higher the heel, the closer to heaven.” Take a glimpse at stills from the overall made-to-measure process in the designer’s French atelier and watch the video after the jump to see how Christian Louboutin’s artisans create one of the designer’s best know “objets d’art” in twelve steps: Forme, Patronage, Coupe, Shaping, Pattern, Cutting, Piquage, Stitching, Montage, Assembling, Bichonnage, Finishing Touches.
Forme: First things first: The wooden form of the Ballerina Ultima.