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Eugène Riconneaus

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Eugène Riconneaus

Age: 22
Debut: Spring '09
Price: $650 to $1,200
Look: "My collection is feminine, elegant and very couture."
Background: While not formally trained in shoe design, Riconneaus has worked with several brands, including French couturier Anne Valérie Hash, and creates a co-branded collection of sneakers with BMW.
Signatures: "The notched crown sole."
Inspiration: "I was inspired by my girlfriend, friends, famous women, models, actresses and artists."
On spring: "The collection is composed of a new hybrid silhouette featuring mixed materials such as black kidskin suede and satin, used in the asymmetrical Annabelle style in. [The collection] also incorporates metal details [inspired by crowns]."
Collaborations: Anne Valérie Hash's couture runway collection for spring '13; BMW capsule line of sneakers
Home base: Paris
Up next: "New stores and new collaborations."
Retailers: Colette, Paris; N15, Paris; Petretin, Corfu, Greece; Harvey Nichols, London; BMW, Paris

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