New Designer Footwear Floods the Market

imageExpect a flood of new footwear options come spring. “Today’s news in WWD was all about shoes,” Fashionista notes. See by Chloe is stepping into shoe design, a new development sure to launch fashion lovers into a frenzy given the hysteria that typically revolves around the line’s namesake, Chloe — a luxury brand synonymous with covetable footwear. Meanwhile, labels Proenza Schouler and Hussein Chayalan will likewise introduce original footwear into the mix in just a few months.

Come February, Jeremy Scott will debut “a wacky sneaker mini-line” he designed in collaboration with Adidas. Also making waves in the footwear collaboration department are Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid’s “architectural (of course), asymmetric, injection-moulded plastic footwear” for Brazilian shoe mavens Melissa. Looking for a pair of kicks equally as innovative, but more in the vein of sea-foam green and muted lavender? Try Ohne Titel’s stilettos for Cesare Paciotti, which were expertly strutted by an especially diverse group of models at the German label’s SS09 show just a few weeks ago.

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