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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.

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Casadei pink “Blade” pumps | 120mm/4.7″ heel | shop at LuisaViaRoma and Casadei

The signature Casadei “Blade” pump gets another makeover for Spring 2017 and we can’t look away. We adore the hot pink and fiery orange combination on this batik-printed glossy patent leather. This standout is finished with a black lacquered covered signature stiletto, sleek pointed-toe and black insole. Half sizes are available.

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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.

Credit: David Gabber / PRPhotos.com

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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). 

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Christian Louboutin So Kate pumps | 120mm/4.8″ heel | shop at Neiman Marcus & Nordstrom

Just as the new Pre-Fall 2016 collection begins to debut on the red carpet, several styles are now also available for online pre-order. We’re captivated by these bewitchingly ‘So Kate’ pumps which feel even a little villainish, no? They feature a beautiful emerald green marbled patent leather throughout with the signature sleek pointed-toe and thin stiletto heel.

Half sizes are available and you can find more fabulous styles from this collection at Christian Louboutin.

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Rupert Sanderson Waverly pumps | 100mm/4″ heel | shop at Zappos Couture

We love all of the fun n’ flirty designs from Rupert Sanderson’s latest Spring ’16 collection but especially these anime-inspired Waverly Mary Jane heels. They feature sheer nude mesh paneling embroidered with whimsical two-tone blue swirly designs, contrasting black trim, arctic blue leather covered stiletto heel, mirrored silver leather toe and thin black leather halter strap. It’s stocked only in whole sizes.

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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

 

Nicholas-Kirkwood-Logo-2016Known for shoes with sculptural forms and Italian sensibility, Nicholas Kirkwood launches an even more spectacular Spring/Summer collection this year. Aside from being equal parts practical and adventurous, the collection celebrates the 10th anniversary of the cult designer’s eponymous brand. More reason to snag a new pair of shoes, right?

Nicholas Kirkwood expertly pushes the boundaries of shoe design with its artistic craftsmanship along with its no holds barred approach to experimenting with cuts, silhouettes, colors and prints. No matter how edgy Nicholas-Kirkwood-Spring-2016-shoesand whimsical, there is that inherent elegance and sophistication that continue to mature with every collection. This season we see more revamped signature styles that play with unique lines, forms and contours, as well as more refined shapes from narrowed block heels to a dipped heel that give the shoes a voluptuous finish, reminiscent of the curvy pumps in the 50’s.

Although there are a lot of blacks and other neutrals, the collection features a kaleidoscope of super fun colors that will surely brighten up your ensembles. An energetic palette of cobalt blue, orange, fuchsia and turquoise decorate the collection, while suede, patent leather, python, mesh and laser cut details add contrast and texture to the fancy footwear.

Nicholas-Kirkwood-colorblock-suede-pearl-sandalFor color, comfort and an extra lift, the Maya pearl platform sandal fits the bill. The catchy color contrast along with the wedge heel and concealed pearl create a fun and fabulous shoe design you can wear from day to night.

Another one of our favorites is the wave Ava sandal which emphasizes Kirkwood’s use of negative space, with a silhouette that highlights both the visible and the invisible. The graphic form of the shoe, plus its sneaker lace up detail, make it perfect for any woman who knows how to have fun with fashion.

Shop the collection at: Net-A-Porter, Saks Fifth Avenue, Barneys, and Nicholas Kirkwood.

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Briona almond-toe pump in the signature chevron print and cap-toe; available in black suede at Barneys

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Leda suede tie-back pumps in raspberry suede; available at Saks Fifth Avenue or with a 90mm heel at Forward by Elyse Walker & Barneys

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Stella embossed cutout suede and mesh sandals; available at Net-A-Porter

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Maya pearl-embellished platform sandal; available at Matches & Nicholas Kirkwood or in black suede at Saks Fifth Avenue, MatchesForward by Elyse Walker & Barneys

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Stella cutout leather & suede mule sandal; available at Saks Fifth Avenue & Moda Operandi or in turquoise at Lane Crawford

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Prism cross-strap sandal in black suede with the signature gold-tone sculpted inset heel; available with a 90mm heel at Nordstrom

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Nara lace-up leather strappy sandal’ available in black leather with a 90mm heel at Forward by Elyse Walker

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Ava suede trimmed wave mesh sandal booties; available online at FarFetch

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Briona almond-toe pump in the signature black & white chevron print; available at Net-A-Porter

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Maya pearl-embellished platform sandal; available in blue woven raffia at Forward by Elyse Walker or pink woven raffia at Moda Operandi

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Maya platform sandal with signature pearl accent in gold glitter fabric; available at Nicholas Kirkwood or in silver leather at Saks Fifth Avenue & Matches

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Maya pearl platform sandal in black silk and natural cork; available at Forward by Elyse WalkerBarneys & Matches or in beige suede at Nicholas Kirkwood

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Signature arch ankle-tie sandal in black suede and piped metallic gold leather trim

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Arch statement sandal in natural python with black leather trim and suede laces

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Laser-cut leather platform sandals in black & white leather with gold-tone covered leather detailing

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Lattice tie-back sandal in printed leather and black suede with a patent leather covered heel

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Outliner ankle-strap geometric paneled pump in fuchsia-pink suede and mint-green patent-leather; available at Matches

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Outliner ankle-strap geometric paneled pump in gold lurex leather with white patent leather trim; available at Matches

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Outliner ankle-strap pump in royal blue with turquoise-blue suede and pink patent-leather geometric panels; available at Matches

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Outliner ankle-strap sandal in coral, fuschia and mint green; available at Saks Fifth Avenue

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Outliner ankle-strap sandal in metallic lurex leather; available at Saks Fifth Avenue and Nicholas Kirkwood

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Outliner lace-up sandals in coral suede with geometric detailing in fuschia pink suede and mint green patent leather

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Outliner sandal in royal blue suede with turquoise-blue suede and pink patent-leather geometric panels; available at Saks Fifth Avenue

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Glossy patent leather tie-back sandal with mesh detailing and pin thin stiletto heel

 

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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With a campaign that showcases models contorting their bodies into rather, unusual poses while brandishing fine footwear that are just as extraordinary, you can certainly expect an unforgettably fun and playful collection. Bionda Castana, known for quirky and uniquely-adorned shoe designs stamped with an homage to Italian craftsmanship, has put forth a stunning Spring/Summer collection that lives up to the label’s panache for modern edge with a hefty dose of London cool. From fringed booties, to crystal-embellished flats and ultra-feminine pumps, there’s a pair to match every style and mood.

Bionda-Castana-LogoTake a closer look at some of the collection stand-outs:

The Gia ivory polka dot lace pump is a ladylike shoe that certainly makes a statement, especially when paired with bold and bright prints. It comes with a sexy stiletto heel taking you from day to night, perhaps shopping with the girls then straight to a romantic party for two? This elegant and contemporary beauty will even make the perfect bridal shoe!

Dorothy would probably trade her ruby shoes for these. The Edwina raspberry square print embellished flat is the ultimate ballerina shoe for the fun, free-spirited woman. It features a raspberry checker print accented with crystal detailing, and the pointed toe gives the shoe a powerful and edgy silhouette that will effortlessly punctuate a dress, jeans or a blouse and pants combo.

Wearing comfy flats will never be the same again once you try the Aian tassel flat in pretty cornflower blue suede. According to the label, these shoes become richer with age. Handcrafted in Italy, it has that irresistible old world charm, but updated with a super chic, cornflower blue color and flirty tassels. They’re the perfect pair to do some catchy color-blocking with your shorts, mini dresses and other warm-weather ensembles.

These gorgeous boots were definitely made for walking –or running, strolling, frolicking, dancing –any excuse to slip these on. The Sahar tobacco calf suede fringed bootie creates the perfect balance between sophisticated and fun. The neutral shade makes it a classic and timeless shoe, but its modern, playful fringe will definitely add more swing to your step.

Shop this collection at: FarFetch, Forward by Elyse Walker, Shopbop, Avenue32 and Bionda Castana.

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Bay checker print pump in mustard yellow silk with side mesh paneling; available at Bionda Castana

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Zoe platform sandals in mirroed silver leather with laser-cut detailing

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Bay heel in cobalt suede with side mesh panels and 100mm heel; available at Bionda Castana or teal blue suede at FarFetch

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Lama multi-color stripe mid-heel pumps with side mesh panels; available at FarFetch and Bionda Castana

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Bay heel in cobalt suede with side mesh panels and 100mm heel; available at Bionda Castana plus teal blue or purple suede at FarFetch

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Bay checker print pump in mustard yellow silk with side mesh paneling; available at Bionda Castana

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Hazel lace-up sandal in nude leather; available at Shopbop, Forward by Elyse Walker and Bionda Castana

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Viola strappy sandals in lilac suede with wrap-around laces; available at FarFetch and Bionda Castana

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Bianca crystal embellished mule in black suede; available at Shopbop, FarFetch, Avenue32 and Bionda Castana

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Mimi pointed-toe fringe boot in lilac suede; available at FarFetch and Bionda Castana

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Hazel lace-up sandal in tobacco with laser cut detailing throughout; available at FarFetch, Avenue32 and Bionda Castana

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Edwina crystal embellished pointed-toe flat; available in multi-stripe or black suede at FarFetch and raspberry check print at Bionda Castana

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Lama raspberry check print pump with block heel and side mesh panels; available at Bionda Castana or in multi-color stripe at FarFetch

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Viola strappy sandal with corset style lace-up front in mirrored silver leather; available at Shopbop, FarFetch and Bionda Castana

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Gia pointred-toe pump in ivory leather and matching polka dot lace; available at Bionda Castana

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Bay pointed-toe pump in soft fuschia leather with sheer mesh sides; available at Bionda Castana

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Giulietta pointed-toe pump in nude leather with pearl studs; available at Selfridges or in black leather at Bionda Castana

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Hazel lace-up sandal in nude leather; available at Shopbop, Forward by Elyse Walker and Bionda Castana

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Mimi boot in hot red suede with long ankle-tie laces and fringe trim; available in black & lilac at FarFetch or sand at Shopbop

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Gia pump in ivory leather and matching polka dot lace; available at Bionda Castana

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Lama multi-color stripe mid-heel pumps with side mesh panels; available at FarFetch and Bionda Castana

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Lana d’Orsay pump in fuchsia leather with sheer mesh geometric panels; available in teal blue suede at FarFetch and a variety of styles at Bionda Castana

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Bay pointed-toe pump in soft blue suede with sheer mesh panels and 100mm heel; available at Bionda Castana or teal blue suede at FarFetch

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Dekota pump with corset laces in mirrored silver leather and peach leather; available at FarFetch and Bionda Castana

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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). 

Even more obvious than the painted cork trend, denim footwear is impossible to overlook this spring. From shoe maestro Blahnik to pacesetter , the industry brings us a playful spin on the classic jean twill.

From pumps to sandals, platforms to stilettos – each designer created a unique styles inspired by the blue Americana staple. Not only is denim is a reliable fabric perfect for everyday wear but it’s also an interestingly stylish shoe textile.

I particularly love Gianvito Rossi’s take, adding several denim designs to his spring collection which features a dark wash exaggerated with frayed patches. Both Fendi and Christian Louboutin combined a lighter shade with tropical floral printed leather. Jimmy Choo carries the most amount of denim styles this season adding a sleek contrasting black leather trim to several styles.

Our favorites:

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Manolo Blahnik leopard printed BB pointed-toe pump; on sale at Neiman Marcus

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Christian Louboutin Senora t-strap sandal in light denim with Hawaiian-inspired printed heel; available at Neiman Marcus


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Tom Ford denim stiletto pump; available at Neiman Marcus and MyTheresa

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Gianvito Rossi Spring 2016 Lola frayed denim ankle-strap sandal; available at LuisaViaRoma

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Manolo Blahnik Hangisi denim pumps with signature crystal-encrusted square buckle; available at Barneys

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Pierre Hardy Charlotte denim wedge sandals; available at Bergdorf Goodman

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Saint Laurent denim pointed-toe pump; available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus & Barneys

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Fendi Beyond Bird of Paradise denim & leather sandals; available at Saks Fifth Avenue

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Gianvito Rossi Linda denim pump; available at Barneys

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Paul Andrew Linda platform wedges; available at Bergdorf Goodman

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Christian Louboutin denim Pigalle Follies pump; available at Barneys

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Laurence Dacade Deric Studded Denim Sandal; available at Neiman Marcus

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 Allure Ankle-Tie Pumps; available at Barneys

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Jmmy Choo Flora leather-trimmed denim sandal; available at Net-A-Porter