New shoe brands to know for fall-winter 2019
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I’m a definite shoe addict, and there’s nothing that excites me more than a new pair of shoes (I’ve stopped counting how many have, so does my husband). And as a fashion editor, I have the chance (my bank account minus) to discover new brands every day. Instagram is also the perfect space for a little shoe breathing.
So I thought I’d share with you some of the footwear brands I’m passionate about for fall / winter 2019. Credit cards handy.
Studio Amelia is fairly new to the fashion scene, having presented their minimal sandal models for Spring / Summer 2019. Their concept is simple: high-quality minimalist flats that are also comfortable to wear. The first collection consisted of just four flat styles in four different tones: beige, red, black and white. For the AW19 season, she also features some pretty perfect heels and a range of handbags.
Buy Now: STUDIO AMELIA Leather Strap Sandals for £ 195 at Net-A-Porter
Founded by Turkish sisters Beste and Merve Manastir, Manu Atelier is not a new brand, but this is the first time it has launched into footwear, having started with designer handbags. Much like bags, shoes are a modern take on vintage designs and are made with the same leather as the bags. Watch out for duck bales, which I predict will be sold.
Buy Now: MANU ATELIER Duck Leather Lace Up Ankle Boots for £ 420 at Selfridges
For its presentation of SS19 trends, Net-A-Porter highlighted this new brand of shoes and for good reason. Julien Martinez’s hand-woven designs are inspired by a trip to Alicante, where he was introduced to traditional hand lacing. This does not mean that his designs are not modern, however. Expect classic silhouettes, tone-on-tone colors and iconic metallic stilettos.
Buy Now: SOULIERS MARTINEZ Menorca Braided Leather Pumps for £ 470 at Net-A-Porter
Although the Scandinavian brand Flattered was first launched in 2013, it is still relatively new to the UK scene. As you might expect, the designs have a minimal aesthetic and very comfortable too. Their heeled sandal collaboration with influencer Jessie Bush sold out very quickly this summer, and I’m into contemporary pricing as well.
Buy Now: FLATTERED Alexa 25 Black Leather Loafers for £ 200 from HARVEY NICHOLS
Clothing brand The Fold will launch its first shoe collection in September. The “8-till-late” line will include a variety of classic loafers, pumps and heels that will take you from office to dinner. Expect chic designs and materials and, more importantly, comfort.
Created in Los Angeles in 2014, this cool shoe brand isn’t exactly new, but it’s been all over my Instagram feed lately. He infuses a bit of that Californian flair into all of his styles, from minimal sandals to cowgirl boots.
Buy Now: Intentionally Virgin Pacific Heeled Boots for £ 208 at Free People
Maximalists, this one’s for you. Rihanna is a fan, and that’s a seal of approval enough for me. Designer Amina, who grew up between Jordan, Italy and Romania, relies on excessive glamor and unexpected silhouettes. Expect feathers, jewelry, and satin galore.
Buy Now: Amina Muaddi X Browns Gilda Leopard Print 95 Sandals for £ 720 at Browns
The Australian brand ESSEN is my new benchmark for simple and timeless designs. I love that they work with local family factories in Italy, Portugal and Spain to make sure every shoe is beautifully made.
Buy now: the summer slide for £ 209 from ESSEN
Although it was created in 2016, therefore not exactly new, By Far, founded by Valentina, Sabina and Denitsa, has continued to grow stronger in recent months. I’m in love with the fun designs inspired by the 70s and 80s.
Buy Now: BY FAR Mari Leather Sandals for £ 310 from Net-A-Porter
Again, Dear Frances is nothing new, but she appeared on my Instagram feed so much that I had to mention it. Launched in the UK by Frances in 2016, it focuses on timeless pieces with just a trendy twist.
Buy Now: Mule Chair for £ 285 from Dear Frances