Spring Preview: Abel Muñoz

Abel Muñoz studied up for spring ’15. The designer was inspired by women in fashion throughout history — then and now — citing “strength and elegance” and “hard and soft” as buzzwords for the collection. Fittingly, each handcrafted Italian style is named after a boundary-breaking woman — from the Elsa tasseled stiletto (a nod to Schiaparelli) to the Phoebe peep-toe pump with jagged trim (named for Celine’s Phoebe Philo). The Katharine platform wedge, in silver satin, evokes the style of Katharine Hamnett and represents a new silhouette for Muñoz. The Toronto-based label is sold at George C and Oglivy in Canada, plus Harvey Nicholas in Kuwait City. Prices range from $450 for flats and ballerina styles to $895 for more intricate heels.

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