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Who Are The Top Women's Shoe Designers?
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Let's face it women, as materialistic as this may sound, sometimes nothing feels better then a fantastic new pair of shoes. Especially high heels, no matter what size heel, color, or trend they are enough to make you feel sexy and good about yourself. Often enough, we see the same shoe designers over and over among magazines, television, celebrities, and red carpets. That is because these designers have an impeccable talent in designing some of the most trendiest shoes out there. Nothing like a little retail therapy. Despite the pricey sale tag, their shoes are hot sellers and for good reason. So just who makes the list of some of the top shoe designers out there?
This Spanish fashion designer knows what he is doing when it comes to shoes. He designs every one of the thousands of shoes he has put out there. His business dates back to the 70's while working in London. Some incorporate his shoes into the favorite made by Carrie Bradshaw in the well-loved HBO series Sex And The City. And he has done it all with out any training! How inspirational is that? It all started when in the 70's, the utterly chunky heel was in style, and Manolo focused his attention on the stiletto heel and the rest is history. He got noticed for his classic, elegant shoes and is now a major world-wide staple for many closets. In the words of Lady Gaga in her song Fashion, "Merde, I Love Those Manolo's."
Choo Yeang Keat is a Malaysian fashion designer who is based in London. Of course, he is best known for his Jimmy Choo shoes! It began in the 1980s inside an old hospital building and is now one of the most expensive high-end shoes. His designs became noticed when Vogue Magazine featured his creations in an eight-page spread in an 1988 issue. He inspires shoemakers and fashion designers everywhere and is well-loved by trendy shoe buyers. Princess Diana was one of his most famous clients. And although Madonna herself said that Manolo Blahniks are "better then sex", it was Jimmy Choo's that she wore on her wedding day!
You cannot mistake the famous red-backing on the soles of this famous designer's stiletto's.
This French footwear designer issued a U.S. trademark protection for it. Louboutin helped bring the stiletto style back in the 1990s and is now world-famous for his signature shoes. He spent his early years designing shoes for prestigious designers such as Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent. He has many loyal clients, especially so among Hollywood, but all over the world as well. His shoes are sold in 46 countries! And all you part-time lovers better watch out, "Cus it's the last time, I'm moving on. I'm throwing on my Louboutin's." Thank you Jennifer Lopez.
Michael Kors has been one of my longtime favorites and I am a proud owner of the shoe to the right! Karl Anderson Jr. created this line and is an American fashion designer. He later changed his name to Michael David Kors as a result of his mother getting remarried. Known for his women's American sportswear line, he has an incredible handbag and shoe line as well. He is also a favorite among celebrities. You can see him nowadays on the Bravo television show Project Runway as a judge.
This is a truly unique shoe designer and it seems that Mr. Louboutin and others is getting quite the competition as this line is getting famous among celebrities. The Italian designer launched his label in 1993 and has his signature trend in his shoes too. His crystal, cutout, studded detailing designs are getting more popular among red carpets and famous feet. Coming from a town with a long time tradition of making shoes, he has been in the business of designing women's shoes for over twenty years. He is now an international favorite. His refined creativity and eye-popping designs promises you will never go unnoticed!
Creative Guiseppe Zanotti
This line is another of my all-time favorites and I am another proud owner of the shoe to the right, only in a taupe color. Although not a big-time A-list line (yet), aspiring shoe designers Nick Lucio and Van Lamprou created this line while soon after, their shoes first hit the street in 2001 and have been effortlessly trend-setting ever since. I love their repeat studded accents on their shoes, and love the design and feminine look of their boots and booties. Even though the line is not quite high end yet, I have included them on this list because I feel like it is only a matter of time before you see more and more feet in these trendy, comfortable line of incredibly sexy shoes. Dolce Vita is an Italian way of saying "sweet life," and what a sweet life it is to have these edgy shoes in my collection!
This fabulous and incredibly famous line is not just trendy for their handbags and high-end clothing line, they have great signature heels as well! Christian Dior was a famous French fashion designer born in 1905 and left us in 1957, but his legacy lives on through his dominating fashion line. John Galliano is now the chief designer for Dior and creates the looks as Christian Dior himself did in his time. The line emphasizes luxury rather than comfort with a truly unique feminine style. The heels themselves are a signature all in it's own with their edgy shapes and carvings.
How many designers out there can call themselves a genius when it comes to shoes? Apparently, there's only one considered and that is Walter Steiger. Why? Because his shoes are classic and innovative. His shoes are also extremely diverse which makes him so much different than any other shoe designer out there. On one table, there is a classic, elegant shoe made for royalty. An on the other table, a tall platform with oversized polka dots! No matter what your style, Steiger has got a shoe for you! He has been known to design shoes for Chole, Oscar de La Renta, Lagerfeld and many more! He presented his first shoe collection in Paris in 1967, and has been a commercial success ever since.
This American shoe designer and model who is from the Chicago suburbs, started out loving fashion at a very young age. He attended Southern Illinois University for Architecture, but eventually resorted back to his first love and began attending NYC's FIT for fashion design. It was then that Atwood began his modeling career. But, something never quite sat right with him. He was on the famous European catwalks during the day, and doodling 4 inch stilettos on paper by night. Little did he know, that would be the start of a famous line of shoe collections. He was soon hired by Gianni Versace in 1996 for the accessories division and officially crowned the "Cinderella Factor", meaning the transformation of a woman's face once her foot slides into one of his magical shoes!
This famous shoe designer literally grew up with shoes! His father started a shoe factory in Massachusetts, and it wasn't long before Weitzman was designing shoes for him In the 1960s. Eventually, he went on and founded an international high-end shoe company and his shoes are sold in over 70 countries. Famously, his "million dollar shoes" have been seen on the red carpets. His trademark is the use of innovative quality and materials he has put into his shoes. Which includes vinyl, cork, wallpaper, and even 24-karat gold!
There is nothing like a sexy pair of heels to make you confident enough in your appearance! All of these designers I am sure have a trendy pair with your name written all over them. A little splurge once in a while is in a woman's DNA and there is nothing wrong with that. I was glad to show a little insight on who some of these fabulous trend-setters are that we so often see on famous feet. There are plenty of places to shop these designs online so they can be proudly on your feet too!
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