Friday, June 19, 2009
PURA LÓPEZ: HIGH END SHOES FROM SPAIN
DISCOVERED BY THE AMERICAS!
FFANY-Hilton Hotel, NYC
June 11th, 2009
Words, Images Judith Ecochard
Elegant sexy peds for contemporary women (on both sides of the Pond)--- were highlights of the footwear served up by the Spanish brand Pura López.
We knew of the strong reputation for quality and craftsmanship that this shoe brand has earned in Europe…that’s 100% made in Spain.
So it was nice to meet Inma Tejedor, the US Retail distributor …and her American husband Carl Kuhlman.
Living in a walking city we really liked the thick rubber “tractor” soles on the bold, side buckle fushia suede bootie... and a ‘blue is the new black’ leather pair with a comfy pitch.
We also were drawn to the dramatic stiletto heels and fringe details of other to the knee kickers too.
Kulman clued us in that for Fall 2009, the menswear influence keeps the lower heel and oxford platform selections in demand also.
Pumps (kitten heels, stilettos) in luxe Italian leather and satin are also major sellers.
And the peep toe front tassels on strappy high heel sandals-
in suede and leather options- are perfect three to four season fashion forward shoes…that we think will sell very well.
The evening shoe collection is stunning, with a green silk platform high heel open toe style and a plush brown velvet pair our favorites.
BACKSTORY: Founded in 1956 by Antonio López Moreno…now helmed by designer (and daughter) Pura López in the family tradition of the highest craftsmanship. A favorite of European royals, designers, and celebs like Penelope Cruz who wore the shoes (40’s styles) in the film Manolete.
INFO: PURA LOPEZ