It has been sometime since I get excited over a pair of shoes because the usual suspects have been fairly disappointing lately. Oftentimes I wonder if Pierre Hardy still designs for the House of Balenciaga, and if that is still the case, an explanation for his sub-par performance is due. Old-time favourite Nicholas Kirkwood’s beacon has been shining rather dull the past few seasons, preferring to rehash his old designs while churning out more mediocre, safe bets. One can scarcely find designers who are willing to push the boundaries. More likely than not, it is a reflection of the crisis we are still trying to wade through. Europe’s still in shambles, US coffers empty. The end result? Avant-garde shoe designers have to resort to following the footsteps of certain Giuseppe, Jimmy and Christian to stay afloat.
But thank goodness for us ridiculous-shoes lovers, Anastasia Radevich returns with a new collection. I’m pretty sure we’d remember her fibre optics, lit-up shoes very well, but if you need help recapping, here’s an interview I did with the said lady about her previous collections.
Should anyone of you kind readers feel compelled to own a pair of these beauties, I believe you can custom order them from Anastasia herself. Be prepared to forgo your lunches and dinners though. Her previous shoes cost about a thousand dollars and I’ll be darned if these ones have a lower price tag.