FN Spy: Narciso Rodriguez on Parsons

Narciso Rodriguez’s shoe business is on fire. The designer told Spy that footwear, which he relaunched at retail for fall ’12, has been “doubling every season.”

Spotted Thursday at a Bloomingdale’s shopping event to benefit budding designers from Parsons The New School for Design, Rodriguez reminisced about his days as a student there — and revealed he didn’t exactly pass every class. But that hasn’t slowed his progress. At the moment, Rodriguez is focused on accessories. “What’s keeping me busy is bags and shoes,” he said. “I’m very happy creating these 3-D objects that are so sensual and wearable and ultimately covetable.”

He was, however, coy about his inspiration for the coming seasons. “What am I thinking about?” he teased. “I’m thinking about staying calm.”

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