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COME BACK BOO, I MISS YOU

Posted on September 19, 2012 by Teresa Cannata'

Have you had enough of the ubiquitous red soles? I must be honest: I’ve always loved Louboutins but sometimes I feel they’ve reached a world domination, which, in fashion, is never good. For this reason, I like turning to new brands and young designers who like experimenting with shapes and colours, maybe trying to reach the enviable cult status that Mr Louboutin has strongly got hold of. One of them is surely Nicholas Kirkwood, the British artist who has worked with many designers (Erdem, Rodarte and Peter Pilotto, among the others) and has been able to elaborate a very personal style. The platform with a unique shape is definitely his trademark, but there’s much more he has done to introduce something new in the world of women’s shoes.

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SOON TURNED OUT HAD A HEART OF GLASS

Posted on May 19, 2012 by Teresa Cannata'

I’ve always firmly believed in the importance of the strong connection between fashion and other arts. Nowadays fashion is business,but there are rare examples of designers who keep on pushing the boundaries of their creativity. When they include a reference to a work of art in their designs, or use traditional techniques (think of the Carrickmacross lace-making technique, used by Alexander McQueen and later by Sarah Burton in Kate Middleton’s wedding dress), you realize you’re witnessing the creation of something special.
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