Designer Shoes: Booties

Gianvito Rossi Spring 2018 Giada Mesh Lace Up Bootie

Gianvito Rossi Giada bootie | 4″ / 100mm heel | available at Net-A-Porter, Barneys and Gianvito Rossi.

Inspired by lingerie, these Giada ankle booties are featured in Gianvito Rossi’s “Lace Heaven” video for his latest collection. This pair has been made in Italy from leather and mesh that’s embroidered with delicate galon lace. Fasten the lace-up ties into a pretty bow on the side. We love how versatile these heels are, you can wear them casually paired with denim and a classic button down blouse or for evening ensembles like this embellished crepe and satin maxi dressGianvito Rossi Giada Lace Mesh Ankle Bootie Gianvito Rossi Giada Black Mesh Lace Up Bootie Gianvito Rossi Giada Spring 2018 Black Mesh Lace Up Bootie

Off-White For Walking Spring 2018 Ankle Boot

Off-White For Walking ankle boot | 4″ / 100mm heel | available at Net-A-Porter, Ssense, MyTheresa, Bergdorf Goodman and Barneys.

Off-White’s Virgil Abloh named these boots as a callback to Nancy Sinatra’s cult song, “These Boots are Made for Walking”. They are crafted in Italy from military-chic canvas or soft leather. For Walking boots also feature a pointed-toe, a detachable white and red logo webbing cinch strap with flip-flap fastening at the ankle and stiletto 100mm heel. Pair them with high-rise distressed jeans, oversized jersey hoodie, cropped printed linen jacket, draped striped cotton-poplin skirt or an oversized printed tee.

 

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Petar Petrov Spring 2018 Solar Bootie Patent Leather

Petar Petrov Solar booties | 4″ / 100mm heel | available in lavender at Net-A-Porter and white at Forward by Elyse Walker.

Petar Petrov “believes that the finest fabrics, leathers and materials create a products ‘value’. He has learned from his previous clients by always keeping the modern woman in mind. Independence, individuality and taste for the unexpected are ways to describe Petrov’s distinctive designs.” The Solar bootie is made from glossy patent lavender leather embellished with a studded counter heel. There is also a chunky 100mm block heel, skinny pointed-toe and back-zip. We would rock these booties with midi dresses, cropped jeans or tailored pants.

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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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Robert Clergerie Self Portrait Boot Janelle Monae
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Janelle Monáe wore Self-Portrait x Robert Clergerie Kibbont boots to the L.A premiere of ‘Annihilation’. These boots are from a previous collection featuring blue velvet (shown in pink), a pointed toe, back zip with a grosgrain ribbon tie closure which Janelle took out plus a 75mm block heel. You can shop current styles at Barneys, Saks Fifth Avenue, Shopbop and Robert Clergerie.

Janelle wore a Armani Privé Fall 2016 gown with a polka dot patterned skirt and an embellished sheer top. She accessorized with a Lee Savage Space clutch in graffiti and drop earrings.

Check out more shoes spotted on Janelle.

Rag and Bone Ellis Leather Bootie Spring 2018

Rag & Bone Ellis bootie | 3″ / 80mm heel | available at Net-A-Porter, Nordstrom, Barneys, Shopbop, Neiman Marcus and Rag & Bone.

This season, we’re saying to embrace bold colors with your footwear choices. These mustard ankle booties from Rag & Bone are the perfect start to your summer heel collection. Ellis which is also available in white, black and navy is constructed of smooth leather, side-zip closure, an asymmetric square toe and slender modern sculpted 80mm heel. Wear these booties with cropped jeans, flare leg trousers and midi skirts.

Rag and Bone Ellis White Leather Spring 2018 Bootie

Rag and Bone Ellis Black Patent Leather Spring 2018 Bootie

Rag and Bone Ellis Booti Spring 2018 Blue Leather

Christian Louboutin Porligat Woven Leather Booties

Christian Louboutin Porligat bootie | 5″ / 120mm heel | available in beige leather at Net-A-Porter, black & white leather at Nordstrom, in black & beige leather at Saks Fifth Avenue and in several styles at Christian Louboutin.

These heels are from the new Spring 18′ collection featuring woven strips of leather, each knotted to create a fishnet effect. Porligat is created to sit right above the ankle plus it’s sky-high stiletto 120mm heel will elongate the leg. There is a zip closure on the back of the heel. Pair these booties with some of our favorite springtime pieces from  Stella McCartney, Isabel Marant and Chloé.

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Balmain Club Denim Lace Up Bootie

Balmain Club bootie | 4″ / 100mm heel | available at Net-A-Porter, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Bergdorf Goodman.

We are loving these new Balmain retro-cool bleached denim booties. They feature fraying at the cuff and peep-toe giving it that wear and tear denim feel. Black slick laces climb the front of the foot that are looped around silver D-rings, giving a sporty feminine touch. Club also has a back heel zipper and metal dipped stiletto four inch heel. This heel screams Khloe Kardashian to me? Create a sporty chic or business casual look from some of our favorite designers like, Helmut Lang, Stella McCartney and Cushnie Et Ochs.

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Jimmy Choo Sock Brandon Spring 2018 Bootie

Jimmy Choo Brandon bootie | 4″/ 100mm heel | available in white & black leather at Farfetch, also with an 85mm heel at Browns Fashion, Nordstrom and Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo Cruise 18 Collection

Cara Delevingne starred in the new Choo Cruise ’18 collection rocking the Brandon sock bootie. Sexy, flirty and chic is how we would describe this heel. The leather and stretch fabric encase the foot and ankle like a glove, providing a leg lengthening punch. There is a bold “I WANT CHOO” logo which adorns the pull tab on the back counter. Pair these Choo’s with our favorite pieces from Balenciaga, Theory and Helmut Lang.

Jimmy Choo Cruise 2018 Brandon Sock Bootie Black Leather

Jimmy Choo Cruise 2018 Brandon Bootie Gold Leather

Jimmy Choo Cruise 2018 Brandon Bootie

 

 

Art is brought to your feet in the latest collection of Yevrah-logoYevrah designers Jason Harvey and Erwin Sweetwine.

A six-year in the making concept that’s finally been brought to life with Elemental; a collection filled with boots, pumps and a very special flat, that takes women back to the basics on a journey of style, class, and art.

Yevrah-shoesWe interviewed the Atlanta-based designers to learn about the influence, inspiration of this up-and-coming brand.

> How was Yevrah born? What was is that made you get into the industry of women’s shoe?

Jason: We always just had that love and respect for one another on campus during college. The genuine relationship was formed when we both ran against one another in a Mr. Freshman pageant. The running joke has Erwin won Mr. Freshman and I became 1st runner up! It was such a great experience.

I’ve been playing around with footwear for about six years now. My wife, a model since 13 now 23, is also an artist who helped guide me in the world of designing. I was persistent and had great ideas but they were not wearable ideas. As time went along, the designs began to mature thus the brand finally came to fruition late 2016.

> I see this collection was heavily influenced by nature. What I like the most about it is that you were able to take this concept and make it unique. As designers, how were you able to achieve this?

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Erwin: Designing is an intricate process. With Jason being such an artistic person, we often have scaled down conceptual designs into wearable fashion. Honestly, that is what makes this experience so rewarding and fun. From choosing the materials to fitting and finalizing the collections, each step of the way required a lot of trial and error but seeing the collection manifest into Elemental was humbling.

Jason: Many cannot understand or explain what is called a gift at times. I’m just blessed with the ability to see things that are born from nothing. As a designer, it can be the most random things at times that will spark your imagination. A shadow can hit a branch in a specific way, and in my mind, I then spot a design and immediately get inspired.

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> The collection is composed of 10 pieces that consist of pumps and boots, but amongst them is one flat, that I can say speaks for itself. It’s this great harmony of minimalistic, casual, elegant and I would dare to say even sporty. How did this particular style come into play? What inspired you in creating this shoe?

Stiletto-Pumps-YevrahErwin: Each design in the Elemental collection is intentional. The line really speaks to the women we hope will experience the brand. Jason constantly mentioned that he really loves the drawstring on shoes, so this incorporated in both the flat and mule gives a sporty yet edgy look. The style is very niche and versatile, and we know that women look for unique pieces to incorporate into their wardrobe.

Jason: Women are powerful and daring…but even the daring beauties at times want to level style out with comfort. That is how the Diver flat was born. I envisioned the woman to be chic and comfortable unlike its sister style which is greater in height.

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> You’re both artists and this is a big part of your brand’s identity, so much so that you participated in the 2016 Art Basel in Miami, one of the biggest art shows in the country. Your website is called Art of Yevrah. What were some of the biggest artistic influences while designing the line?

Erwin: We envisioned the brand being a form of expression just like art. We started with a blank canvas. We literally had no experience in footwear. Partnering with Jason allowed the both of us to leverage our life experiences and to develop a brand that is hopefully here for many more years to come. Our inspiration is everyday people who enjoy being daring and different.

Jason: Life inspires me.. Art is life.. Art is expression, freedom.. with that being said- Power also comes into play with this. You feel indestructible when putting the brush into play. The canvas is empowering and life changing with every piece that you choose to create. It’s exhilarating but most importantly it heals.

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> On your website, you state that your shoes incorporate unconventional materials, what’s the materials that take the biggest role in the confection of your shoes? That material that you believe is what sets you apart?

Erwin: The cork material is the most unconventional, complex materials to use when designing shoes. The material we used is actually imported from Portugal. A lot of people including our manufacturer said it sucks a risk using this material. We said: “Let’s do it! We have to make it work.” And we did! Jason and I are more than excited about the construction and quality of the shoes made of cork in this collection.

Embossed-pumps-YevrahJason: I would say cork… It’s tricky to use this kind of material at times because it is a dry material. It does not always agree with what you want it to do. You just don’t find many brands out here that are willing to risk this type of production.

> For now, your main focus is women’s line. Can we expect a men’s shoe line in the future?

Jason: For sure! It gets stressful sometimes not being able to wear all of this beautiful work! Yevrah is so full time at the moment I just cannot commit to creating the men’s line yet but, very soon. The gentleman will not be disappointed.

Erwin: Most definitely! We can’t wait to expand into the world of men’s footwear. As of right now, we don’t have an estimated time for when that will release but we have heavily considered it and know that is the direction we would like to move in.

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Shop the latest Yevrah collection on their website. Make sure to follow them on Instagram and Facebook for more shoe candy, photos and updates!

Guest post and interview written by the lovely Natalia Rodriguez from Veneci Swimwear.