A silky white ribbon wrapped around the ankle with a beautiful Spanish saying printed on it – “What makes a shoe so seductive?”
That doesn’t seem a million dollar question. For some it’s the design, while for others it’s the designer. Walking around town in a luxurious pair of designer shoes is not just assuring for the ego, but also responsible for making a woman feel sexy, important and powerful. When you give her an exquisitely designed and handcrafted piece of footwear, the smile blazes up a thousand watts.
And this is what the new Australian-Spanish design collaboration is aspiring to do – allot designer shoes to every closet. Something that makes a girl feel and look expensive.
Spanish shoe designer Angel Azorin has designed a 12-piece shoe range, exclusive to Novo’s Australian market, with an affordable price point (AUD $129-$189). But the quality isn’t bargained for the price. Every shoe has been handcrafted in Azorin’s factory in southeast Spain, and engraved with the designer’s shiny golden hologram.
Spring 2011 trends are seen through the collection, especially with pleats, bows and clashing colours. The leather, patent, suede and silken fabrics cluster the collection in its own niche. There’s a hint of Spanish summer in every design, whether it’s wedges, flat sandals or high-heels. You might cringe on the glimpse of kitten heels, but worry not they’re less grandma, more lady-like.
On meeting the designer to talk about the collection, it took just one confession to leave me astounded.
He said, “When I was designing for the southern hemisphere, I had to keep the market in mind and I found Australian women to be more feminine and colourful than European women”. Need I say more?
The collection will arrive in-store in October 2011 and can also be purchased online.
In the meanwhile, mark your favourites by clicking on the thumbnails to view the entire collection.