Monday, April 15, 2013

CARMEN MARC VALVO CALZATURE Footwear Collection Fall 2013

Introducing Carmen Marc Valvo Calzature for Fall 2013
–     A partnership between H.H. Brown Shoe Company and Carmen Marc Valvo    –
Designer Carmen Marc Valvo

Well this is one impressive shoe collection debut...and clearly obvious was just how hands on Carmen Marc Valvo was with this signature collection of shoes that beautifully reflect his creative vision and apparel line. A licensee agreement ---with a lot of hands on interaction---with shoe giant H.H. Brown. 

AND that the designer was actually taking the time out from a busy NY Fashion Week to greet attendees of FFANY-the a couple times a year Footwear Tradeshow. 

BINA booties---LOVE!!!!!

The Fall 2013 collections---both the clothing (high -end) and the shoes-(luxurious---made in Italy btw!!!) ---are elegant, dark in color...with black (and blacks)--- and deep burgundies and reds the dominant tones. 

We actually had a nice chat with the congenial designer---who we first met at the most recent Samuel Waxman fundraiser. Interesting to us ---he told us that ","Oscar Wilde,"and  "punk"-was the initial inspiration (oh, the 80's-so fun),  as well as Edgar Allen Poe --- "moonlight sonatas" and "baroque scrolls..." Also interesting was that the shoes were designed first---as that is the timeline for  the shoe biz...

Dark, moody---and decidedly glam!

sculptural heel-richly pattern pump----
Plush suede, rich Italian leathers, brocades, velvets---fabrics, textures---luxe materials...

Patent black and suede lace-up booties

Classic with 'tude---pointy toes-double straps

Fabulous-mesh, silk patent with pretty back bow

sweet take on a smoking slipper---

rich brocade tips---gorg!!!


So true---from head to toe...

sandals---sling backs and peep toes---

caged sandals

terrific green suede pointy toe flats

glamorous slingbacks...with jewel embellishment detail

BETH---Runway image courtesy of H.H. Brown

Price ranges $445-$695