There are many things which can bring us together, be it music, food, or really good shoes. To paraphrase a particularly memorable part of the Cameron Diaz flick In her shoes: You can be wearing sweats and feeling sick, yet if you put on some stilettos, you can instantly feel like a million dollars. Here, we profile some of the most promising shoe designers who are on the up. Most of them have already been seen on the feet of Rihanna, many a fashion editor – essentially, all the women we want to be following in the footsteps of.
Bionda Castana: Flirtatious, feminine and super wearable, Bionda Castana’s designs are by women for women. From its signature Denni flats to the 50s reminiscent pumps with sheer panelling, these are shoes made for the modern, ever-moving woman who runs the world in her Castanas.
Richard Braqo: Born in Ghana and then growing up across Canada, New York and Paris, the now London-based designer is much lauded by international editors and his brand has the aesthetic of a type-A femme fatale. I first discovered his incredible designs on Instagram – gotta love stumbling upon incredible talent on social media!
Malone Souliers: The dynamic design duo behind the brand are renowned for making seriously stellar stilettos with a slightly eccentric flair. However, they also make some rather fabulous flats, too. Their shoes are perfect for a corporate office where your outfit has to be more toned down, but your feet can still be having a party. The stilettoed mule is one of their most famous styles and matchesfashion.com carries an extensive range available for shipping to Singapore.