From left to right: Ostrich Pleated Boot, $2,195; Lace-Up Sandal, $1,095. (via Barneys.com)
For the first time in five years Narciso Rodriguez, one of First Lady Michelle Obama's favorite designers, will produce shoes for fall. The collection comprises ten styles—and, if you're ready to pull the trigger—the footwear is now available for pre-order on Barneys.com.
The new collection pieces are made from exotic materials such as ostrich, and will be priced from around $800 to $2,200.
From left to right: Ostrich Colorblock Pleated Boot, $2,195; Two-Tone Pump, $795. (via Barneys.com)
The designer told Footwear News that he hopes the latest addition to his repertoire will drive growth. “The [high-end] accessory market is ever-growing,” Rodriguez said to Footwear News. “Since I became sole owner of the company [in 2008], we have been looking to open new divisions and other categories.” He also told the publication that he chose to relaunch his shoewear now because he felt there was a high demand.
The foray into accessories-land is really just one attempt by the designer to grow his brand—this past year he created a collection for Rent The Runway, and just last month it was announced that he will also create a capsule collection for Kohl's, which will be hit stores in November.
Here are the rest of the new Narciso Rodriguez shoes—which are your faves?
From left to right: Ostrich D'Orsay Pump, $925; Lace-Up Sandal, $1,095. (via Barneys.com)
From left to right: Colorblock Mid-Calf Bootl, $1,695; Pleated Boot, $1,795. (via Barneys.com)
Would you buy an ostrich boot? What do you think of Narciso's various collabs? Let us know!