Monica Lhuillier | Project 1

Fall 2014

In 2013, and 2014, I collaborated with George Mang in designing a footwear collection for Monique Lhuillier.

Keeping in mind the elevated brand image, and quality, I was inspired to bring a bit of edginess to the ML ready to wear footwear line, and keeping in mind these shoes were most likely to be worn at a special event. I was  also inspired to reference lace in unexpected silhouettes such as a brogue, delicate flats, and choked up sandalized booties.

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These shoes were made in Italy. We used Italian lace, and the finest leather from Italian tanneries.

This capsule collection was sold at Shopbop, and Monique Lhuillier shops, and website.

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Monica Lhuillier | Project 2

Fall 2013

Some shoes don’t make it to market, and they seem to always be the ones you’re most excited about.

For this Fall 13 collection, I was inspired by studs, fringe, leather overlays, and quilting. I loved the idea of mixing Monique Lhuillier’s feminine dresses with a bit of a rock and roll feel.

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At the end, we ended up detailing the shoes with mesh to tie into the collection. We also revised the leather fringe to leather overlays . It was fun to see this collection walk the ML Fall 13 runway.  

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