Gianvito Rossi has become one of the best selling shoe brands at Net-a-Porter and Harvey Nichols with his classic stiletto pumps making him a favourite for women who need a sharp no-frills shoe with a kick of glamour. But as he pivots into a more fashion-centric sphere, who does one go to next for a sexy cigarette pump with a twist?
I like Francesco Russo, who Harvey Nichols is touting as “one of the most sensational shoe designers to emerge in a long time”. His leopard-print slingbacks and suede cutaway pumps have the kind of ruler-straight heel that I love, while the squat pumps are great for girls on the go. And I’m pleased to report, they all have lovely, wearable, single soles. As Russo puts it, “I’m more interested in finding the right proportions than to make shoes that look more like a vase than like shoes.”
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Words: Navaz Batliwalla/Disneyrollergirl
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