craftsmanship with engineering, footwear design is quite unlike any other fashion discipline. Feted internationally in fashion magazines and even celebrated in TV dramas, shoes have become more coveted and more coNectible in recent years, making contemporary footwear
design one of the most high-profile and exciting areas of the fashion industry. Showcasing some of the most innovative contemporary designers from across the globe, this book presents footwear to satisfy all tastes, from subtle twists on classics
to wonderful creations that leave you puzzling over how they are worn. Although not necessarily household names in their own right, the designers featured here are the unsung heroes who have headed up the footwear design
teams for high-profile fashion houses such as Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren, Bottega Veneta, Salvatore Ferragamo, Asprey, Hussein Chalayan, Emilio Pucci, Gucci, Lanvin, Christian Lacroix, Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Christian Dior,...