Donald and Lisa Pliner’s Unexpected Inspiration For Fall ’15 Footwear

“When Donald and I do design, we design from an experience,” said Lisa Pliner at FN Platform on her new signature collection with husband Donald Pliner. Her newest line was inspired from spending the summer and New Year’s Eve in Montana with friends. Some of her designs use haircalf on boots and sneakers reminiscent of wolf hair. After being in Montana, Lisa was so inspired from the state’s beauty and wildlife, she adopted a wolf in memory of her family pet Baby Doll. She told FN that the wolf is an addition to her collection of adopted pets, including an elephant and a penguin.

Plus, Pliner has a big name fan …
Rock on, Elton. Elton John has been moving and shaking even more than usual this season. In addition to prepping for a 13-city international tour kicking off this spring, the music icon recently wrapped a 10-part documentary for OWN. To top it off, John also announced he will marry longtime partner David Furnish in May. And he’ll have plenty of blinged-out shoes to don for every occasion, thanks to a 13-pair purchase of Donald J Pliner styles last month. “[Elton] had one special pair [made with] red jewels and gold initials of E and Z, [to represent] Elijah and Zachary, his two sons,” Pliner told Spy. The designer added that his label has a long history of shoeing the singer. “In the 1970s, Elton was one of my biggest customers at my Beverly Hills stores.”

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