In just a few short seasons, Sies Marjan designer Sander Lak has become New York’s latest critical darling for his high-key sense of color. And now, the label is adding shoes to the mix.
After experimenting with runway heels in the past two seasons, Fall ’17 marked the introduction of the brand’s first full-scale footwear collection at New York Fashion Week on Sunday. Like the ready-to-wear, the main message was unexpected pairings.
The assortment centered around curvy, courtly mules, booties and wedges that called to mind the work of niche cobbler John Fluevog. There was also a terrific lug sole, chunky flat style. All versions had a loafer-meets-wallaby upper, which blurred the line between dressy and everyday. For this designer, it appears little distinction is necessary in today’s dress code-less world.