Today I read a fashion news article about B Brian Atwood on the Fashion Newspaper. Because I was not very familiar with this designer, I thought I would post a fashion designer spotlight so that I could learn more and so that you could learn more (if you are interested in doing so…). If you are interested, here is some information about Brian Atwood that I found on his site.
“Brian Atwood combines his eye for drop-dead glamour, his passion for modern design, and his hand for high-luxe craft into what many women consider the most desirable shoes in the world. Recently honored with the Footwear News title of 2010 Designer of the Year, his aesthetic and indelible eye for raw sex appeal, make him one of the fashion worlds most coveted footwear designers. With a pedigree reaching back to the house of Versace – where Brian gained distinction as the first American to ever design for Gianni Versace himself – as well as walking the runways of Europe, fashion is something that courses through Brian’s blood.
With a background in arts and architecture Brian intuitively understands how to create a shoe that transforms a woman’s leg. Strong, sexy, shapely, and perfectly balanced: his creations ooze sensuality, power and fantasy. During his nine year design tenure at Versace, working in ready-to-wear and later as head accessories designer, Brian honed his technical skills and developed an unsurpassed ability and vocabulary in working with luxury materials. His passion for old-world craft, and modern design allows him to create wildly luxurious, lust-worthy shoes.
A torch-bearer of the European design tradition, Brian’s approach to his business is personal; with attention to every design drawn, material selected, and construction detail. Brian is deeply invested in the realization of his designs. Consciously avoiding overexposure and mass production Brian is committed to the craft of luxury.
With a coterie of global fashionistas championing his designs as well as support and recognition from the CFDA and Footwear News, Brian Atwood’s impact on the fashion landscape is assured. With plans to expand his business and product offerings, Brian will apply his impeccable taste to many other categories. Yet for all of the momentum and success, Brian remains relaxed and grateful for his fortune. He sees his path clearly: “Be inspired by yourself and those around you. Keep an open mind and trust your vision. One foot in front of the next.”
Learn more about B Brian Atwood.
Have you heard about the new B Brian Atwood Fashion Showroom in NYC.