Nine West co-founder Vince Camuto has based his life's work upon perfecting women's shoes and boots. After starting seven unique collections for Dillard's department stores and acquiring the footwear licenses for BCBG Max Azria and BCBGirls, Camuto finally launched his own eponymous footwear line in 2005. Texture and metal hardware feature prominently in Camuto's collections — from antique leather “bilco” boots and strippy-strappy sandals to his elegantly sexy Trish pumps (two-toned, peep-toe Mary Janes accented with perforated detailing). In recent years Cavuto has branched out into designing women's ready-to-wear clothing, perfume, watches, and handbags as well as VC Signatures, a conservative-leaning, high-end line of footwear and accessories. He's too busy to create wildly successful collaborations with other brands and designers, however: In addition to owning all the licenses for Jessica Simpson's shoe label, he's partnered with Lucky Brand, Banana Republic, and Tory Burch (helping to create its ubiquitous “Reva” ballet flat).
Scoop up our most-wanted styles, from ankle-strap sandals to sleek leather booties.
One of our favorite things about the chilly winter months? Cozying up to our chicest, weather-ready accessories. Get ready to bundle in cashmere wraps and cable knit headbands from Portlolano, sleek leather gloves from Maison Fabre, and pop-of-color mittens and print-splashed scarves from Line + Lotte.
With so much on your to-do list this season, you’ll be in need of a chic pair (or two) of shoes for every outing on the calendar. Polish off your go-to skinny jeans and sweaters with leather riding boots and ponyhair ballet flats by day. And when the sun goes down, pair your sexiest dresses with suede ankle booties, snake-embossed platforms, or metal-capped stiletto pumps.
"My closet is a sea of black," says men's fashion director Brooke Cundiff. Lucky for a monochrome-lover like her, the fall runways were brimming with subdued hues that offer an updated take on the classic neutral: Olive, camel, navy, gray, and winter white were big stories everywhere from Alexander Wang to Max Mara, and have one reigning virtue. "I love having a monochrome base, because it’s like a blank canvas, and you can paint it however you want," Brooke says. To snag a piece of her style, start with solid pieces she calls "great investments" — like those shoppable below — then accessorize to the hilt to make the look your own.