For some reason the business of women’s footwear is incredibly male dominated. Of course Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik and Brian Atwood are some of our favorites but we also believe in supporting other women. In the past few years, more and more female shoe designers have stepped on the scene and we love it! Here are a few you should get to know!
Monika launched her first collection in Fall 2011. In addition to shoes and accessories, she also designs clothing. She has been named one of Harpers Bazaar most promising accessories designers. “I set about designing this collection to empower any woman to dress with confidence and feel comfortable, without sacrificing an ounce of style.” -Monika Chiang WEBSITE
Ruthie launched her footwear collection in 2006. Prior to launching the collection, she worked for UGG , Reebook and Tommy Hilfiger. Challenging convention, Ruthie Davis rewrites the rules governing modern elegance and glamour – luxurious yet wearable, feminine but unfussy, modern but never cold, her footwear designs skillfully manage a combination of refinement and sensuality. WEBSITE
Tamara is the co founder of Jimmy Choo and stepped down from her role with the company in 2011. She is an incredibly successful entrepreneur and her new collection of shoes is amazing. She is putting the needs of modern women first, tamara mellon will offer versatile, seasonless fashion as well as monthly capsules that are specific to the time of year. WEBSITE
Tabitha launched her first shoe collection in 2009. She is a contributing editor for Vogue™ magazine and a regular contributor to Dazed and Confused and Another Magazine. She has won the CFDA award for Accessory design. WEBSITE