Narciso Rodriguez’ first ever collection of shoes is available to pre-order now from Barneys, for delivery later this month.
The designer, who is popular with First Lady Michelle Obama, first introduced his collection of shoes and handbags at his autumn/winter 2012 collection back in February, making use of ultra-luxurious skins like alligator, lizard, ostrich and python with suede in geometric and lace-up styles.
The designer – who until now, has collaborated with Edmundo Castillo for his catwalk shoes - told Footwear News that he is hoping the collection will drive growth in his brand. ‘The [high-end] accessory market is ever-growing,’ Rodriguez said. ‘Since I became sole owner of the company [in 2008], we have been looking to open new divisions and other categories.’
There are 12 styles in the collection this season (priced from £515 to £9,000 for the alligator styles), but the designer is hoping to double this for spring/summer 2013.
‘Beautifully made shoes are very desirable and easily accessible because they can refresh your entire wardrobe,” he continued. ‘There are so many different types of accessories available today, but bags and shoes are the things that women covet the most.’
He’s absolutely right on that last point.
Shipping is not yet available for pre-order to the UK so you may have to sign up for a USA Box account - why not?