With Tamara Mellon’s latest collection, the “Warrior Edition,” she sought to honor and celebrate women. It’s not the shoe veteran’s first foray into inclusive footwear design, however, as she recently created pride sandals to pay tribute to the LGBT community.
Mellon’s stance on women’s rights is appropriately timely, given the ongoing conversations about such issues, and she joins other designers and brands, such as n:Philanthropy, who create product with the mission of empowering women.
“Women fight their own battles every day, whether it’s for equal pay, health rights, or not being interrupted,” said Mellon.
Hence the guiding inspiration for the designer’s styles in the “Warrior Edition” which the brand notes is all about “embracing the warrior within.”
Matrix 105, $525; tamaramellon.com
The Italian handcrafted collection is gladiator inspired and offers two silhouettes: a stiletto and flat. Features include studded suede and lace up detailing and the neutral color palette has three colors — black, brown and taupe.
Amazon, $475; tamaramellon.com
Mellon’s sensual campaign showcases a woman’s curves, from the legs down, with imagery showcasing fully bare legs.
In addition to shoes, Mellon also designed a coordinating “Warrior” clutch.
All styles are available now, exclusively on tamaramellon.com.
Mellon, who co-founded Jimmy Choo in 1996, pursued her own shoe venture in 2013 which she relaunched in 2016. With a passion for footwear, the designer aims to redefine luxury, presenting wearable shoes designed by and for women.