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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.

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!):

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Jimmy Choo Trick strappy buckle sandals; available at FarFetch.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Dsquared2 embellished black ruffle lace sandals; available at LuisaViaRoma.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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:

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

Which are you favorite?

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Christian Louboutin So Kate pump | 4.75″ / 120mm heel | available at Barneys, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Neiman Marcus for $675.00

Guess what’s back in stock and ready for your Fall wardrobe?!  This is our go-to heel and the black patent leather is perfect for the Autumn season. This classic pump features glossy black patent leather with a saucy 120mm stiletto heel and leg-lifting elevated pitch. Create the perfect look by adding cropped mid-rise bootcut jeans, a metallic-trimmed blouse, an embellished suede clutch and velvet choker.

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They’re not only called “dance shoes” because you wear them while you bust a move to your jam, but they can also earn that description when just getting a glimpse of the pair literally invigorates you to do a happy dance. Whether you’re on a dance floor or not, you’d love to get your feet into Tom Ford’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection as it hits refresh on disco-glam footwear.

Discover fun, feminine and opulent shoes but with a punkier aesthetic in the form of metallic printed croc, cool cut-outs, spike heels and sexy pleats. The brazen collection boasts of a color scheme befitting of a woman ready to conquer the world, but with an unapologetic need to party. Yellow, silver, light pink, fuchsia, and gold are paired with glitzy metals and hair-calf prints, resulting in statement shoes that would make for an unforgettable spring and summer sartorial season.

The Hand Painted Open Back Ankle Strap Pumps meet the criteria of a power shoe –a sharp, pointed toe, a low spike heel, a striking animal print glistening in gold and fuchsia metals plus ankle and back straps are the perfect combination of sassy and sexy, commanding and seductive.  

We may have a longstanding love affair with classic pumps, but Tom Ford’s twist on the staple shoe has gotten as wanting to play footsie (literally and figuratively) with the Metallic Printed Croc Cut-Out Heel Pumps. In stunning silver, gold and light pink, these babies would look ultra-sleek when worn with cropped pants or to jazz up a little black dress. The low spike heel creates a voluptuous curve, creating a sexy silhouette despite its shortage in height.

And despite our love for color, black will always hold a special space in our shoe-obsessed hearts. The calf leather Frayed Satin Spike Heel Pump with its unravelled detailing lends a lovely contrast to the gold spike heel –perfect for a day-to-night shoe. The Pleated Wrap Sandal is perhaps our favorite –the wrap-around effect of the pleated viscose and seta fabrics along with the architectural block heel will definitely add extra s spring to our step (pun intended) this season.  

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Hand painted open back ankle-strap pump in gold & brown snakeskin; available online at Neiman Marcus, Tom Ford and MyTheresa.

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Hand painted open back ankle-strap pump in fuchsia & purple snakeskin; available at MyTheresa and Tom Ford.

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Printed calf hair open back ankle-strap pump; available at Net-A-Porter, Neiman Marcus and Tom Ford.

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Metallic snakeskin open back ankle-strap pump; available in bronze at Tom Ford or in silver at MyTheresa and Net A Porter.

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Metallic printed croc cut-out heel pump in pink; available for pre-order at Tom Ford.

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Metallic printed croc cut-out heel pump in yellow; available for pre-order at Tom Ford.

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Metallic printed croc cut-out heel pump in silver; available for pre-order at Tom Ford.

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Black frayed satin spike heel pump; available at Tom Ford or in smooth black satin at Neiman Marcus.

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Plissé-satin cross-strap sandal with cylinder block heel; Neiman Marcus, Net-A-Porter and Tom Ford.

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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). 


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Selena Gomez wore Manolo Blahnik BB pumps to the 2016 WE Day California held at The Forum. These heels feature luggage suede, pointed-toe and 90mm heel. BB is available at Barneys, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom.

Outfit Details: The Row Spring 2016 yellow trench coat & Sabeen T-shirt, Vetements high-waisted raw cut denim, Me To We Rafiki braceletJennifer Fisher Knot silver-plated choker.

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Rupert Sanderson turquoise leather pumps | 110mm or 100mm heel | shop online at Bloomingdale’s and Rupert Sanderson

This refreshing hue is perfect for the quickly approaching warmer tropical season and my favorite color. Sanderson debuts a new pebble-effect leather technique which we think closely resembles shagreen. These classic pumps feature angel blue cracked leather, sleek almond-toe shaped toe and gold-tone covered heel breast. Half sizes are available.

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You can also find several of his classic styles are available in this inviting teal shade:

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Rococo mid heel Mary-Jane peep-toe sandals in turquoise cracked leather and 80mm heel; available at Rupert Sanderson

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Nada mid heel pointed-toe pumps in pebble-effect cracked calf leather with a 80mm heel; available at Rupert Sanderson

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Pinka pointed-toe pumps in pretty turquoise angel blue with a 100mm heel; available at Bloomingdale’s

 

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Jennifer Lopez wore Jimmy Choo Anouk pumps to her “All I Have” headlining residency show afterparty & Mr Chow grand opening at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. They feature sheer nude floral lace, covered nude leather cap toe and 120mm heel. Anouk is available in lace at LuisaViaRoma and Jimmy Choo.

Outfit Details: A Gabriela Cadena Resort 2016 white cocktail dress with an asymmetrical wrap-front, a plunging neckline and sheer side inserts plus large diamond studded earrings and rings by Bavna.

Check out more shoes spotted on Jennifer.

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Christian Louboutin So Kate pointed-toe pumps | 120mm/4.72″ | shop it at Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman – this is a preorder, to ship no later than May 2.

Painted corks are kind of a thing this spring – we fell hard for the Edgardo Osorio for Salvatore Ferragamo beauties and now, these. The staple So Kate pump returns with a little technicolor dreamcoat makeover this season featuring natural cork embellished with a multicolor chevron print; they’re total statement makers. Also featuring a long pointed-toe, sleek stiletto and iconic red sole.  Half sizes are available.

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Christian Louboutin Beloved pump | 120mm heel | available at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and with a 100mm heel at Nordstrom, Barneys & Christian Louboutin for $1045.00

We continue to see Louboutin deliver must-have shoes each new season with a distinctively sexy aesthetics and powerful feminine vibes. Crafted of white or black laser-cut patent leather layered over beige leather, Christian Louboutin’s Beloved pumps are a perfect heel for date-night. Beloved features a half d’Orsay style providing you a versatile addition to your collection. Choose between a 12o 0r 100mm stiletto wavy heel, half sizes are available.

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Casadei Blade pump | 4.5″ /115mm heel | available in silver glitter at Casadei and in silver & gold glitter at Farfetch for $1350.00

These sleek Blade pointed toe pumps covered with glitter and stones combines contemporary elegance with traditional Italian craftsmanship. They also feature a signature Casadei lacquered covered 115mm sexy stiletto steel heel. These heels will harmonize perfectly with a little black or pink cocktail dress, or add some sparkle and shine to your denim skinny jeans. Made in Italy, half sizes are available.

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