Designer Feature: Natalia Barbieri of Bionda Castana

Shoe designers Jennifer Portman and Natalia Barbieri are the “bionda” (blonde) and the “castana” (brunette) of the swiftly rising footwear brand Bionda Castana Milano. The London-founded label is a delightful union of British style and Italian craftsmanship, resulting in shoes that are lasting luxury, with just the right dash of fashion relevance. For our latest … Read more Designer Feature: Natalia Barbieri of Bionda Castana

Designer Feature: Barri Budin of Madison Harding

Madison Harding is an exciting young brand founded by designers Barri Budin and Hilary Rosenman. The New York City-based duo met at a liberal arts school in upstate New York where they bonded over common cultural interests. Both ladies would later move to NYC and work in the fashion industry in various capacities before eventually … Read more Designer Feature: Barri Budin of Madison Harding

Designer Feature: Kim & Marc of Auri Footwear

It’s the Holy Grail of fashion: a high heeled shoe that’s both fabulous and functional. We lovers of heels regularly sacrifice comfort for style, but thanks to dedicated designers like Kim Dingman and Marc Scepi of Auri Footwear, suffering for shoes may soon be a thing of the past. Marc studied industrial design at Wentworth … Read more Designer Feature: Kim & Marc of Auri Footwear

Designer Feature: Yotam Solomon

Israeli-born designer Yotam Solomon has a thriving ready to wear brand characterized by sexy, modern clothing, but it was his footwear that got our attention. Not only are his designs sophisticated with a streamlined edge, but the FIDM graduate also has an intriguing perspective on the world and a commitment to social change. You might … Read more Designer Feature: Yotam Solomon