Marco De Vincenzo Runway via Pitti Immagine

Marco De Vincenzo Runway via Pitti Immagine

Marco De Vincenzo, ex-Fendi fashion designer, first caught the attention of Italian Vogue editor Franca Sozzani at a show for his namesake label in 2009.  His collections have been delightfully unpredictable from the usual Italian designers, instead opting for classic silhouettes with unexpected materials and construction (W Magazine says it best: think Judy Jetson goes to finishing school).  

Check out these truly eye-catching heels below that combine futuristic and ladylike elements in a beautiful way.  Complete the look with cropped, flared culottes and a structured, high-neck blouse.


Marco De Vincenzo 'Maraboo' sandals, $1,300

Marco De Vincenzo ‘Maraboo’ sandals, $1,300

“I like to make people look twice,” says Marco De Vincenzo about his designs.


Marco De Vincenzo 'Maraboo' sandals

Marco De Vincenzo 'Maraboo' sandals


What do you think of these heels?  What would you wear them with?




Aperlai is a shoe brand originating from Paris that I first found out about from, on a post called: “Shoes As Art: Aperlai”, and, naturally, I was intrigued.  After checking out their website, I definitely agreed with the statement.  The shoes are inspired by artists such Picasso, Mondrian and Pollock, and it is truly evident in the designs and patterns.  The designer, Alessandra Lanvin, uses design elements to create shoes that are as unique as the person wearing them.  Check out the rest of their Fall/Winter 2012-2013 collection here.