Yigal Azrouel may not be a name familiar to all shoe lovers, but if the footwear from Azrouel’s Spring 2011 collection is any indication, it’s one that even casual observers should remember. The Israeli-born designer is best known for his draping skills, but if he keeps turning out shoes like these, he’ll quickly earn a secondary reputation as a source for great heels. What’s even better is that they won’t already be owned by everyone you know by the time you buy them.
According to Style.com, this collection marks the designers first foray into the footwear market, and it is a successful debut by nearly every measure. The shoes have sharp, modernist lines that will appeal to younger women in particular, and the only misstep that I see is what amounts to a high-heeled flip-flop. I’m not opposed to it on aesthetic grounds, but it seems as though that type of structure will likely put too much pressure between a woman’s toes to be comfortable. Other than that, I’ll take one of each.
Photos via Women’s Wear Daily.