Photo Credit: Payless
New York Fashion Week is such a tease! How are we supposed to hold out for this fab footwear from Lela Rose until fall?!
The designer's latest collection for Payless debuted at her runway show this past week, and was immediately added to my must-get list. Inspired by the work of painter Gerhard Richter, her shoes (and ready-to-wear fashions) featured hazy photorealism-esque prints and patterns, plus mix-and-match textures and rich autumnal colors.
With twists on classic styles, the line includes booties, pumps and funk-ified Mary Janes, like The Ashland. Pictured (left) in green wool, the wedge shows off a Jenga-like wood stacked sole with inlaid fabric. Its sister shoe, the Allerton, plays up the same school-girl silhouette in a blurry black-and-white print with a double-tiered platform (pictured, bottom right).
While the Hubbard does double duty as a pump that looks like a bootie, featuring laser-cut perforation, straps, buckles and the chunky sculptured heel (pictured, top right). Seriously, I've forgotten all about flip-flops at this point...
Other designs include the Fulton, a bootie with a fringe kilt and tassel accent; the Monroe, a dress pump with an ankle strap and basket weave detail; and the Madison, another bootie with wool flannel panel detailing.
Mark your calendars! The shoe collection, along with coordinating handbags, will be available on Payless.com in early September.