Designer Shoes: Gianvito Rossi

Gianvito Rossi Spring 2018 Kim Patent Leather Sandal

Gianvito Rossi Kim sandal | 4.5″ / 105mm heel | available at Barneys, Saks Fifth Avenue, Net-A-Porter and  MyTheresa.

Gianvito Rossi’s black patent leather Kim sandals are designed with a flattering pointed open toe and leg-lengthening stiletto 105mm heel. The slender straps gracefully crisscross the foot in a series of curves. Show them off with midi dresses, cropped jeans or tailored suit.

Gianvito Rossi Kim Spring 2018 Strappy sandal

Gianvito Rossi Kim Patent Leather Sandal

Gianvito Rossi Spring 2018 Strappy Kim Sandal

Gianvito Rossi Spring 2018 Portofino Ankle Strap Sandal

Gianvito Rossi Portofino sandal | 4″ / 100mm heel | available at Net-A-Porter, MyTheresa, Barneys, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Gianvito Rossi.

Gianvito Rossi’s Portofino sandal continues to be a celebrity favorite on and off the red carpet. The Portofino sandal is a perfect sleek minimalistic style with a 100mm stiletto heel. These sandals are made from smooth leather or soft suede and features a circular buckle at the ankle. This sandal can be paired perfectly with midi dresses, mini skirts and skinny trousers.


Gianvito Rossi Portofino Spring 2018 Suede Sandal

Gianvito Rossi Metallic Leather Portofino Sandal Spring 2018

Gianvito Rossi Spring 2018 Portofino Sandal Red Suede


Gianvito Rossi Spring 2018 Levy Pointed Toe Booties

Gianvito Rossi Levy booties | 4″ / 100mm heel | available at MyTheresa, Barneys, Foward by Elyse Walker, Saks Fifth Avenue and Net-A-Porter.

Gianvito Rossi’s Levy booties feature a luscious raspberry hue in soft suede. They are styled with a pointed-toe, scalloped cuffs and slim 100mm heel. The bold hue makes them all the more eye-catching and will be a dramatic accent to your ensemble. We would style them with solid color ensembles like midi dresses, flare trousers or pencil skirts.

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Gianvito Rossi Simone Feather Embellished Pump

Gianvito Rossi Simone pump | 4″ / 100mm heel | available in black satin at MyTheresa, in pink patent leather at Net-A-Porter and in black patent leather at Gianvito Rossi.

Gianvito Rossi’s Simone pumps are crafted in Italy from smooth patent leather or sheeny satin. They are adorned with voluminous feathers which create a statement of sophistication. A skinny adjustable ankle strap and 100mm stiletto heel finish Simone’s classy design. This  pump is perfect for your next cocktail party this Spring. Pair them with dresses from Alexander McQueen, Roksanda and Cushine et Ochs.

Gianvito Rossi Simone Feather Leather Pump

Gianvito Rossi Simone Black Satin Feather Pump

Gianvito Rossi Simone Satin Pump


Without a doubt one of the best sales of the year, Net-A-Porter’s designer end-of-season sale is not to be missed and IT’S HERE! Shop must-have designer goodies up to 50% off for a limited time.

Also enjoy an additional 20% off at checkout with code SALE20 on select items labeled “Sale Must- Have”.

Here’s our pick of the shoes you want to snag before they’re gone:


Sophia Webster Yasmina Pom Pom embellished sandals; 30% discount at Net-A-Porter.


Gianvito Rossi red silk sandal fringe ankle cuff sandals; 50% discount at Net-A-Porter.


Sophia Webster Mila studded leather sandals; 30% discount at Net-A-Porter.


Jimmy Choo Mitsu fringed paneled satin ankle boots; 30% discount at Net-A-Porter.


Laurence Dacade Pete embroidered velvet ankle boots; 30% discount at Net-A-Porter.


Gianvito Rossi Regalia embroidered satin sandals; 50% discount at Net-A-Porter.


Gianvito Rossi 85mm leopard-print calf hair pumps; 50% discount at Net-A-Porter.


Aquazzura + Poppy Delevingne Midnight metallic leather sandals; 50% discount at Net-A-Porter.


Aquazzura Pina Colada appliquéd suede sandals; 50% discount at Net-A-Porter.


Aquazzura Rasputine embellished suede over-the-knee boots; 50% discount at Net-A-Porter.


Kate Hudson wore Gianvito Rossi Biba nude pumps to the 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards. These classic shoes feature nude patent leather, sleek pointed-toe and 115mm stiletto heel. They’re available online at FarFetch.

They were a perfect classic choice for her Marchesa Spring 2017 Grecian-inspred halterneck gown covered in 3D sequin flowers. Another red carpet hit from Kate!

She polished off her look with a rose gold chocolate diamond bracelet by Le Vian, Jimmy Choo Carmen nude suede clutch and rings by Dana Rebecca Designs.

Check out more shoes spotted on Kate.

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There are more talented designers and high quality crafted shoes than ever before. Retailers are stocking as much as the can; exclusive designs, premiere collections, pre-orders….and as much as I love how accessible fashion has become, it’s also seems quite cluttered.

Since we started this blog (6 years ago!) we continue to enjoy curating and searching through the masses to bring you the best, the standouts.

Here we have it, our must-have shoes right now (good to bookmark too for the fast-approaching end-of-season sales!):


Jimmy Choo Trick strappy buckle sandals; available at FarFetch.


Gucci Mary Jane black patent leather and snakeskin bow embellished pumps; available at Net-A-Porter.


Gianvito Rossi Regalia embroidered red satin strappy sandals; available at Net-A-Porter.


Aquazzura black suede Wild Thing fringed lace-up pumps; available at Net-A-Porter.


Gianvito Rossi red silk fringed satin ankle cuff sandals; available at Net-A-Porter.


Valentino ballerina-inspired nude leather booties; available at MyTheresa.


Alaia black suede lace-up eyelet-embellished ankle booties; available at Net-A-Porter.


Inga Amy black snake cutout sandals; available at Montaigne Market.


Dsquared2 embellished black ruffle lace sandals; available at LuisaViaRoma.


Prada black suede lace up front peep-toe booties with sneaker laces; available at Neiman Marcus.


Jimmy Choo Romy crystal-embellished grey flannel pointed-toe pumps; available at Neiman Marcus.


Rene Caovilla crystal-embellished beige suede lace-up gladiator sandals; available at Neiman Marcus.


Aquazzura midnight blue velvet thigh-high over the knee boots; available at Spring.


Oscar Tiye Antoinette ruffle ankle-cuff sandals in black and nude leather; available at LuisaViaRoma.


Gianvito Rossi slouchy nude leather pointed-toe boots; available at LuisaViaRoma.


Dolce & Gabbana Kate stretch floral lace thigh-high pointed-toe boots; available at LuisaViaRoma.


Alaia rose suede lace-up sandals with a laser-cut design and metallic gold underlay; available at Savannahs.

And for the finale, something to look forward too from Resort 2017 on pre-order:


Gucci light blue leather brogue strappy pumps; available at Neiman Marcus.

Which are you favorite?


We’re currently receiving some form of disciplinary action. It involves complete submission to a squad of ready-for-fashion-battle shoes –and you’ll be answering the call of duty soon too, once you get your eyes on them. Together, let’s salute the Gianvito Rossi Fall/Winter 2016 collection –our new shoe heroes.

Rossi’s latest line of footwear is an homage to French and British military uniforms (along with its signature Italian craftsmanship, of course). Adorned with rich hues and regal embellishments, ankle boots and sandals are strikingly commanding –but with a feminine flair that screams elegance –perfect for the lady bosses and the style savants who are ready to conquer the world this fall.


August regal velvet ankle-cuff sandal; available at Barneys and Neiman Marcus.

The collection is sharp and striking –reminiscent of the richly decorated uniforms of the Navy. The Augusta is a velvet gem. Blue, gold and garnet embroideries decorate the sexy stiletto sandal, while the midnight blue Miral bootie brims with fit-for-royalty details such as shiny gold buttons and satin red piping.


Miral velvet peep-toe with contrast trim; available at Barneys, MyTheresa and FarFetch.

The sensual shape of the slip-on loafer might just make you give your classic black pumps a long break. The Moret features a high vamp d’Orsay with naked sides, and a thin 105 mm stiletto heel. Your new power shoe, perhaps?


Moret d’Orsay velvet pump with high-rise front; available at MyTheresa and Lane Crawford.

The Vendome Bootie boasts of a cage design that captures the frogging detail of military jackets. It consists of embroidered loops of black suede with gold stitching, creating a fierce yet ultra-feminine finish.


Vendome lattice cage sandal in black suede and gold embroidery; available at Barneys and Montaigne Market.

Mink and lamb shearlings also add a fun and flirty touch to the collection. The Moritz is an eye-popping emerald suede bootie with a fur-covered front and a lace-up detail to the ankle –a gorgeous accent no doubt, to an LBD or a white tee and jeans combo.


Moritz suede & fur boot with wrap-around laces; available at Barneys, Saks Fifth Avenue and MyTheresa.

Gianvito Rossi’s Fall ’16 collection is an army of bold and powerful footwear that celebrate femininity and relaxed elegance. The only war we now have to fight is: How can we get our hands on ALL these shoes, stat?!

Shop Gianvito Rossi’s latest collection at Barneys, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Mytheresa and Gianvito Rossi.

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About the author: Romina Tobias is a freelance fashion and lifestyle writer who is also a hopeless shoe-addict. She thinks her 5’4″ height and her love for long walks make her deserving of all the stilettos, pumps, sandals and ballet flats in the world. If only the cupcakes she expertly bakes can be traded in for a new pair (or two, or hopefully, more). 


Gianvito Rossi pump | 4″ / 100mm heel | available in red & avocado brown at MyTheresa, and navy at Net-A-Porter for 675.00

Covered in plush velvet in gorgeous shades of red, navy and avocado brown the impeccable Gianvito Rossi pumps will bring a touch of pizazz to your outfits this fall. With a perfect pointed toe and elegant slender heel, they bring a seductive edge to your looks. Pair these heels with cropped piqué straight-leg pants, a pleated silk-chiffon and stretch-crepe dress or wool blend coat.


In addition to the blooming flowers, welcoming sunshine and green grass, strappy open-toe sandals are another sign that spring has sprung. Before you know it, it will be time to pack the boots away, treat yourself to a pedi (we suggest trying Dior’s new lilac polish) and slip into some strappy sandals – strappier the better.

Here’s a look at our favorite new arrivals for Spring 2016:


Tulum lace-up sandals embellished with fringe and gold-tone dome studs; available at Barneys.


Chelsea Paris Sultan lace-up sandals; in aqua at Grazia Shop or brown at Otte.


Sophia Webster Lilico underwater strappy embellished sandal; available at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and FarFetch.


Giuseppe Zanotti strappy lilac suede lace-up front sandal; available in lilac and black at FarFetch.


Dsquared2 strappy ankle-wrap sandal in electric blue snakeskin; available at FarFetch.


Giambattista Valli nude suede multi-buckle sandal; available at FarFetch.


Sergio Rossi white leather cage ankle-strap sandal with a stacked heel; available at Lane Crawford.


Chloe Gosselin Bryonia sandals in metallic snakeskin; available at FarFetch.


L’Autre Chose strappy suede sandals in serenity blue; available at ShoeScribe.


Paula Cademartori Starry sandals in cobalt suede plus nude & black leather; available at Boutique1.


Stuart Weitzman XChain sandals in black glitter fabric and crystal covered straps; available at ShoeScribe.


Valentino Rockstud strappy gladiators heels in pale gold textured leather; available at FarFetch.


Paul Andrew Ella red suede cage sandals; available at LuisaViaRoma.


Gianvito Rossi black glitter covered strappy sandals; available at Barneys.


Bionda Castana Hazel laser-cut leather strappy sandals; available at Forward by Elyse Walker.