3 European Shoe Designers To Watch This Season

While we all love a pair of Jimmy Choos and simply can’t go past a pair of Manolo Blahniks, there are some major players in shoe design that you need to start taking notice of right now. These shoe labels are at the forefront of women’s fashion in Europe and any trendsetter would be crazy to pass these guys by.


Vicini and its young creative brand Vicini Tapeet, are one of the most iconic brands in Italy. With designer Giuseppe Zanotti and his 550-strong team in the largest shoe manufacturing district of San Mauro Pascoli, what’s not to love?!

With at least four launches a year of beautifully designed shoes, there is always something spectacular to choose from. Platform pumps with bright colours and metallic metals are so hot in Europe right now, as always. 

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Baldinini have been making and designing shoes since 1910. Manufactured by hand and now handed down three generations, they have designed and created millions of shoes. It is no surprise that they have continued their bold designs and creative printed fabrics when it comes to their shoe designs; testament to their family’s history of the brand.

Their motto is ‘Baldinini is a code, a permit that allows you to stride confidently and elegantly along the most exclusive fashion paths’. Choose a bold platform wedge with pattern fabrics and you’re sure to be noticed! 

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Barbara Bui

Barbara Bui Paris is a favourite of many Hollywood superstars such as Kristen Stewart, Katy Perry and Jessica Biel. The brand is renowned for its fashion-forward approach to shoe design, and is adored by many all over the world. It is for this reason that we are excited to note that Liberty Shoes import this beautiful brand in their Sydney store.

An ever-popular design is the tight hugging ankle boots, we can honestly say they make your legs go for days. Barbara Buil’s shoes are the perfect accompaniment to any outfit. These boots are simply divine!

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All these styles and more are available now at Liberty Shoes, 47 Knox St, Double Bay, NSW.

August 7, 2014