Thursday, December 12, 2013

Carmen Marc Valvo FootwearSpring 2014-

H.H. Brown Showroom, NYC

 Carmen Marc Valvo is known for his refined flattering dresses-the red carpet knockouts... the chic cocktail frocks, and lately with his most recent Spring 2014 collections -the always elegant offerings include athletically conscious, high-end daywear, a stunning black/white assortment of swimwear and, of course-the footwear, a collaboration with H.H. Brown…that finishes the outfits with exclamation points.
Runway sandals---strappy caged with monochrome beaded palette details…gorgeous

 We review of slew of footwear brands, high-end and contemporary, for sporty and evening glam occasions…and it is rare to see a fashion designer so hands on as Carmen Marc Valvo is with his named assortment of beautiful Made In Italy women's shoes.
Masai inspired-beaded ornaments on stripy caged sandals manage to be ethnic and elegant-with some edge via the gold hard wear back zipper.

pointy toe pumps-with perforated leather-one of a key summer trend we LOVE

netted booties, available now-Beth have sold tremendously well-from the Punk/Baroque Fall 2013 Collection

Black/White leather patent---from Fall 2013

For the Spring 2014 collection -sporty and evening glam seemed appropriate---fused with African tribal elements that were inspired by a trip to Kenya-and the culturally rich Masai Mara- several years ago.

AND much like the ensembles shown on the runway-a now ALWAYS highlight of  Mercedes Benz Fashion Week-the mix of materials and textures-wonderfully added to the feel and look of the shoes….with subtle gold hard wear, metallics, leather and natural materials (cork, raffia)-adding to the richness of the shoes.

 Flat sandals and open toe shoes-are sleek options for women-when the silhouettes are elongated…that lengthens the legs...


rafia wrapped wedge sandal gets glam in metallic sequins upper...

Honor-a flat slide that comes with many upper options including a lace version. A walking gal's delight-as this silhouette has really become a Spring 2014 staple.

perforated leather open toe-back strap sandal-3 seasons look




Sabina-a comfortable cork wedge heel supports a metallic -leather multi-strap upper

Luann-our favorite pump-the gold hardware trim reminds us of a zipper-edgy detail in a gracefully portioned style

Simone-pintytoe flats flatter not frump---the gold hardware zipper like edging makes these a consideration for nights out with skinny jeans perfect

Sadie-block heels are popular again---the mixed straps-leather, metallics---update the look with sophistication

Carmen Marc Valvo

Some Fall 2013 styles currently available at Lord and Taylor