In the late 1990s, French shoe designer Guillaume Hinfray left Salvatore Ferragamo to start his own couture footwear line. The result: a daring and truly original collection of shoes and boots that combine opulent textures, offbeat color pairings, references to Gothic architecture and classic French fashion, and accents like mini hoops and barbell piercings. Covered platform slingbacks, blue suede "Gavotte" ballet flats, polished leather tall boots, and satin-insole “Simon” peep-toe pumps are both posh yet unpretentious, and exemplify the best of Italian style. Based in Milan, Guillaume Hinfray and his partner, Marco Censi, decorate the heels of their shoes with tiny round piercings to make them instantly identifiable.
Emerald green. Cherry red. Hot pink. This season's trendiest hues are splashed across the footwear and luxe totes in this sale. There's nothing like a pop of color to breathe new life into a wardrobe, and this striking array is full of just-right options.
Vibrant colors and bold silhouettes are at the heart of this crop of pumps, sandals, and boots. Look for zipper details, beading, thigh-high suede, and plenty of rich hues, from purple snakeskin to color-blocked patent leather.
There’s not a label here that would go unrecognized by the shoe-addicted masses. And, the styles — from teetering thigh-high boots to sculpturally cutout flats — embody the best these fashion luminaries have to offer. Turn to Camilla Skovgaard for plenty of edgy details, like metal chains and jaggedly treaded platforms. From Dolce & Gabbana, find menswear-inspired oxfords and loafers, set atop sexy high heels. Several designers, including Moschino and Christian Lacroix, not only step it up with killer shoes, but also add chic handbags and other hot accents into the sartorial mix.
Who can resist the allure of a shoe that's stylish and comfortable enough for all-day wear? That’s why we’re obsessed with ballet flats — especially this super-chic array, which features everything from embellished neutrals to downright girly iterations. Don’t feel badly if you want more than one pair; these picks prove that keeping a low profile doesn’t mean sacrificing high style.