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.
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...
|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...|
|terrific green suede pointy toe flats|
|glamorous slingbacks...with jewel embellishment detail|