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Year in Review: Spring & Fall Launches Face Off

Which season had the best batch of new footwear lines?

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Aerin Spring 2013

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Ivy Kirzhner 2013

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Carmen Marc Valvo Calzature Fall 2013

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Tamara Mellon Fall 2013

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The high-end and contemporary sectors were flush with activity in both spring and fall. So which season had the best showing? Tell us your pick in the comments section below.

SPRING ’13
AERIN
Price:
$179 to $400
Look: “It’s very much about the woman who is juggling many different things,” said Aerin Lauder, creative director of Aerin LLC.
Bonafides: The longtime Estee Lauder executive partnered with Jimlar Corp. on the shoes.

IVY KIRZHNER
Price:
$325 to $1,200
Look: “Right now, my line reflects one aesthetic, but growing up in the industry, I like to take on new DNAs and develop the branding,” said designer Kirzhner.
Bonafides: At Camuto Group, she oversaw BCBG Max Azria Footwear and Hervé Léger.

MONIQUE LHUILLIER
Price:
$595 to $1,195
The look: “You can see from the detailing of the footwear and also the materials I chose, it is all a reflection of my [entire] collection,” said designer Lhuillier.
Bonafides: Her 17-year-old bridal line also offers ready-to-wear and home goods.

PAUL ANDREW
Price:
$595 to $3,000
The look: “What I wanted to do was create a sexy, elegant, well-crafted shoe collection that is simultaneously comfortable and wearable,” said designer Andrew.
Bonafides: Donna Karan mentored Andrew, who also had stints at Narciso Rodriguez and Calvin Klein.


FALL ’13
CARMEN MARC VALVO CALZATURE
Price:
$445 to $695
Look: “[The line] is baroque-punk and a little Edgar Allan Poe,” said designer Valvo. “There is a certain classicism to the line, but it also has a rock ’n’ roll vibe.”
Bonafides: The women’s line is licensed to H.H. Brown.

MARKUS LUPFER
Price:
$300 to $528
Look: I wanted to combine materials to create exciting daywear, so I just designed footwear like my ready-to-wear collection,” said designer Lupfer.
Bonafides: His eponymous apparel line relaunched in 2010.

TAMARA MELLON
Price:
$295-$4,500 (including apparel)
The look: “Red is passionate. The color will be represented throughout the collection, from our red patent Whisper sandals to our cashmere T-shirt to my favorite crepe jumpsuit,” said Mellon, founder of Jimmy Choo.
Bonafides: Former St. John exec Glenn McMahon recently was named president and CEO of the label.

RAYNE
Price:
$605 to $1,510
The look: “I loved the idea of an English girly-girl, a Cinderella princess. [The shoes] are not too ‘fashion’, they are more chic,” said designer Laurence Dacade, who collaborated on the relaunch.
Bonafides: Queen Elizabeth II is a fan of the 128-year-old brand, helmed by fourth-generation shoemaker Nick Rayne.

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