Gio Diev Spring 2014 Collection

Gio-Diev-LogoLately, we’ve been looking for something a little bit different to fill the void in our footwear fashions. Where classics shoe shapes and silhouettes are undoubtedly wonderful, sometimes we just want to be able to look down at our feet and say “wow.” Sometimes, we just yearn for something elevated from the norm and evocative of effortless elegance. It wasn’t until we discovered Gio Diev and his sculptural footwear that we realized exactly what we have been missing, after what felt line eons of web browsing, we believe we’ve found our solemate.


Founder and creative director of the brand Gio Metodiev used to work in the world of PR with top designers – such as Dolce & Gabbana and Fendi – before realizing his need for creativity and stepping out from behind-the-scenes, heading straight to the forefront of design. That access and knowledge of the industry greatly aided his career ascent, but what really skyrocketed his career was his style; instead of basing his designs on the classics, he launched a footwear brand dedicated to being bold and memorable. Strong, yet sensual. He’s inspired by his surroundings, from the Melbourne Opera House to Josephine Baker’s banana skirt and he noted to Racked, “I see each shoe as a miniature sculpture. When it’s perfectly made it’s like a glorious vision of precision and beauty.”


Truly, when you look at his shoe designs, you are immediately struck by his signature sweeping sophisticated curves, a futuristic “Space Heel” that juts away from the body of the shoe, bold silhouette, and – our favorite! – silver lacquered heels of varying shapes. This season, he’s incorporated his trademark futuristic edge into luscious suede, vibrant python, metallic nappa, and soft leather to create a sensational, feast-for-the-eyes collection. As if that wasn’t excellent enough, his Ancona shoe uses a transparent rubber appliqué overtop white moiré grosgrain for a three-dimensional dazzle and he’s introduced a delicate Namaste embellishment, because the chicest way to say “Namaste, bitches” to your friends isn’t with an organic cotton tote, it’s with a pair of gorgeous handcrafted shoes.

Gio Diev’s futuristic stunners have been spotted on the trendy heels of Priyanka Chopra, Leven Rambin, Katie Holmes, and even Madonna. Luckily for all of us, he recently launched an eStore and every Spring 2014 style is available at, because stars shouldn’t be the only ones with shoes worthy of bragging about!


Ancona in raspberry stamped lizard with a 100mm heel


Ancona in black tech-fabric with silver piped leather trim


Ancona in white moiré grosgrain leather with a 100mm heel


Ancona in flou yellow python with silver hologram piped leather trim


Beirut loafer pump in blue suede with a namaste symbol and holographic leather trim


Beirut loafer pump in black moiré taffeta with a patent leather heel & namaste accessory


Bombay black patent leather strappy sandal with a Samurai inspired lacquered heel, white braided straps and holographic trim


Bombay platform sandal in royal blue suede and fluo yellow patent yellow with braided suede & yellow python straps


Dion cut-out sandal in pale pink leather and natural lizard


Essen colorblock cage sandal with a Samurai inspired white lacquered heel, island platform with caviar black leather, turquoise suede and white moiré


Gela half d’Orsay pump in turquoise stamped lizard with the signature “space” heel and metallic gold leather tor


Gela half d’Orsay pump in black and white stamped lizard with an asymmetric cut open-toe


Gela half d’Orsay pump mirrored silver leather with a covered 100mm “space” shaped heel


Gela half d’Orsay pump in Prussian blue python with a 100mm heel


Melbourne open-toe lace up bootie in raspberry lizard and suede with gold leather laces


Melbourne bootie in silver dotted leather, flou yellow satin, silver leather laces and mirrored silver leather 100mm heel


Nara ankle-cuff bootie in black leather with the signature 120mm “blade” heel


Nara in Prussian blue suede with a hidden platform, 120mm heel and transparent rubber appliqué inscribed with a message for tolerance


Nikko futuristic pump in raspberry stamped leather with the signature “blade” heel and metallic gold insert


Nikko platform pump in black patent leather with a mirrored gold insert


Nikko 120mm pump in black leather with a mirrored silver “blade” heel and blue velvet insert


Nikko pump with a hidden platform, flou yellow python and silver hologram leather insert


Orly t-strap high rise pump in Prussian blue satin with thin hologram straps and rose gold buckles


Orly t-strap pointed-toe pump in stone grey patent leather with rose gold buckles and 100mm heel


Orly in glossy black patent leather with silver-tone buckles and 100mm


Osaka ankle-cuff sandal with a Samurai inspired lacquered heel, island platform, silver dotted leather and yellow satin


Osaka platform sandal with a stamped lizard ankle-cuff, layered black leather, island platform and lacquered heel


Phoenix pointed-toe cutout bootie in black leather with a removable mirrored gold heel accent


Petra strappy sandal in black caviar leather with a namaste gold-tone accessory and patent leather details


Petra open-toe sandal in white moiré with mirrored pale gold trim and namaste accessory


Roanne 100mm strappy sandal with midnight blue velvet & leather


Sana ankle-strap 100mm sandal in pale pink leather & black caviar leather with an asymmetric toe strap and patent leather covered “space heel”


Sana ankle-strap sandal in Prussian blue python and metallic silver leather with a 100mm heel


Varna pointed-toe pump inspired by the sensual photography of Helmut Newton with sleek arch detailing in black patent leather

You can find all of these styles available for pre-order at Gio Diev!

Written by Shannon Weston

One Response to Gio Diev Spring 2014 Collection

  1. C.L. says:

    WORST experience EVER!! Last year, I bought a pair of heavily-discounted GIO DIEV heels at a high-end fashion store in NYC after reading a few reviews about this new brand…

    I decided, despite the store clerk’s strong warnings, to go ahead and give GIO DIEV a shot. Unfortunately, I soon realized that the GIO DIEV brand was nothing more than misrepresented quality and apparent cheap craftsmanship.

    What happened next was truly my worst fear confirmed.
    Due to the sub-standardly thin leather insole, the shoes stretched beyond proportion within a mere hour of use and became structurally unsound. My night was clearly ruined when my feet started to slip all over the place and I had to walk cautiously to avoid continued discomfort and potential harm.
    To add insult to injury, my precarious walk home unfortunately ended in tragedy. As a result of shoddy construction, the right heel of my GIO DIEV shoe broke off, causing me to fall, and severely sprain my ankle.

    Needless to say, I will NEVER buy anything from this brand again and I urge shoe lovers everywhere to beware of GIO DIEV’s high-priced low-quality gimmick!

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