What woman doesn’t love shoes? It was like every woman’s dream closet at the Isa Tapia presentation at the Empire Hotel in Lincoln Center at New York Fashion Week. There were shoes galore and a few bags thrown into the mix, all of which were both wearable and functional. Even the designer herself pointed out that she was now including some kitten heels to her collection of otherwise alluring collection of stillettos (perhaps she saw me teetering on my 4 inch stacked heels?). The clutches were even designed for NYC girls on the go like me, with an inside-out kind of feel that made for easy access to one’s cell phone and Metrocard.
Most notable, the pointy pumps pushed the boundaries of toe “cleavage,” making for a sexy silhouette that somehow felt more classy than trashy. Much of the collection was embellished with edgy details like tough chains and even playful shoes with fur, which were a much more wearable version of the fuzzy heels in Celine’s spring collection.
Catch this designer soon enough in the likes of household names like Manolo, Louboutin, Choo and Atwood, as she has recently gained attention in Vogue and is selling at popular retailers like Saks, Bloomingdales, Bergdorf and Shopbop.com.
Though, she’s camera-shy, so you will only be able to recognize her feet (above) and her gorgeous designs.