TABITHA SIMMONS F/W 2016-17
Regardless of the tough competition she faced, British shoe designer Tabitha Simmons walked away with the Accessories Designer of the Year prize at the 2016 CFDA Awards. Other runner-ups for the coveted honor included Alexander Wang, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen for The Row, Irene Neuwirth and the Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez duo of Proenza Schouler.
In the six years since she launched her namesake line, Simmons has gathered a loyal following including Cara Delevingne, Gwyneth Paltrow, Karen Elson and Alexa Chung. With her hot designs, trigged by instinct over trend mania, she quickly became an industry favorite.
For fall, the designer channeled her signature Victorian and Edwardian flourishes, this time infused with an artsy twist and a dragonfly print inspired by the work of art nouveau glass artist Émile Gallé. Top choices are mid-to-teetering heel heights in a number of styles, from mules to gamine ankle-strap pumps, all delicately adorned with scallops, crystal piping, micro studs, tassels and a dense floral print. Perfect under skinny jeans or full skirts for a sexy, on-trend look.