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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.