Friday, July 12, 2013

Laurence Dacade+Tania Spinelli Footwear-Shoes/Boots Fall 2013

 Greg Mills Showroom

What We Saw:

Shoes, shoes, boots, shoes---for Fall 2013 by footwear designers -the Paris based Laurence Dacade,  and Tania Spinelli...lined up in all their gorgeous glory at the Greg Mills Showroom in Manhattan.

Beyond the 'similar' luxuriousness of all the designs and materials...and darker hues for Fall-the selections offer women a wide range of posh styles-from sexy glam to feminine interpretation of men's shoes.
Laurence Dacade-Pete ankle boot

New to us but certainly not the high-end footwear industry, Laurence Dacade has been crafting shoes for women much like herself-we figure---world travelers, highly cultured individuals desiring feminine sensual shoes...with "Tomboy" silhouettes with a bit of edge---in the mix.
unique use of rose metal gold with black leather and patent....eye catching combo

 Dacade also designs and does-and has done- collaborative shoe collections for name dropping French houses including Balmain, Christian Lacroix, Jean Louis Scherrer, Jacques Fath, Karl Lagerfeld, Givenchy and Oscar de la Renta.
Merili- three buckles solid heel boot-comes in several different materials

  inner zipper for easier on/off

Evita-stretchy...over the knee---lace-up the back ---in leather and suede-beautifully constructed...and the heel is actually comfortable to walk activity a woman designer gets


Edena back/gold/black

different styles in a leather printed --- graffiti-pictured below

Elfie ankle boots-front two, Erlin back two


Elisee-Pretty flats...Larence Dacade

Athaly-emobossed arabesque leather

 There were some Spring 2013 styles---on the shelves too.
Laurence Dacade -Elodie(l), Ellen (m), Erwin (r)-black gold suede/laminated leather
Tania Spinelli is a talented New York based designer originally from Sicily- who developed her artistic skills for shoes in Brazil- alongside her father-in-law, a footwear veteran who adhered to the highest Italian traditions of the craft.

Elegant, and using the finest materials-her made in Italy pumps (single sole and slight platforms), lace up and cut-out booties, ankle, combat and tall boots for Fall 2013-are polished and "uncluttered"---with the styles and workmanship -speaking for themselves-in a matter of speaking.

pointed and slightly round -tapered toes are very chic

Over the knee stretch boot with metal  heel

Multi buckle ankle boot

Pull-on ankle boot is cut to a nice curve in the front that lengthens the leg...not blocky

Metal tip...metal heel pull-on boot

buckle wrap ankle boot

booties and ankle boots plus-including biker w/ edge zippers (middle)--geometric cut-out bootie in a leopard print-fun and patent leather Combat boots on left---

right-over the knee boot with knit insert-LOVE, left scrunchy over the knee pull-on boot

Side pleat platform boot

pierced mesh ankle boot