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Mechante of London

Photo By Thomas Iannaccone

Mechante of London

Who: Deborah Lyons

Méchante means “naughty” in French, and that sums up Deborah Lyons’ new collection of stilettos, sandals and wedges. The Aegean palette of whites and blues inspired the line, says Lyons, a Parsons graduate who spent two years developing the collection in Florence factories. But shoes aren’t her only creative outlet. Studying sculpture and painting was helpful too, Lyons points out. “I spend as much time as I can painting and sketching,” she says. “This way, I hope to keep my aesthetic as fresh as possible.”

Collection: The 20-style lineup features pieces with subtle flash — python platforms and peep-toe pumps, silk ribboned wedges and flat sandals embellished with glass beads.

Stats: Wholesale prices range from $175 to $380, and the spring collection will be sold in Chuckies in New York, Larizia London in England and Ounass department stores in Dubai and Bahrain.

— S.H.
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