The Best Shoe Collaborations of New York Fashion Week So Far

It’s all about teamwork during New York Fashion Week. It’s one of the busiest times of the year for designers, so collaborating on shoe collections seems like a no-brainer.

Tabitha Simmons, for instance, was tapped by Brock Collection to design a spring capsule featuring feather mules, dramatic bow detailing and lace-up boots. The collaboration hit the runway today.

Brock Collection shoes spring '19
Model on the catwalk at the Brock Collection show, wearing shoes made in collaboration with Tabitha Simmons.
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In years past, Manolo Blahnik has partnered with Carolina Herrera and Brandon Maxwell, Anna Sui has teamed up with Bed Stu, and Christian Louboutin has worked with Jenny Packham, to name a few.

This year is no different, and many of these collaborations may even come as a surprise.

For the upcoming Naeem Khan spring ’19 runway show, Alexandre Birman created a custom block heel and flat sandal to pair with the new collection.

“I admire Naeem Khan’s intricate attention to detail and the continual creativity he infuses into each collection. His designs are vibrant and colorful like my own, so it seemed like a natural pairing,” Birman said in a statement.

Alexandre Birman x Naeem Khan
Alexandre Birman x Naeem Khan block-heel sandal for spring ’19.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Alexandre Birman

Both shoe styles will be available for purchase in various colorways come November at the Alexandre Birman New York flagship and online.

Blahnik is at again it, too. The designer teamed up with a number of brands to create the shoes for their spring ’19 collections, including Jason Wu, Sally LaPointe, Carolina Herrera, Jonathan Simkhai and Adam Lippes.

Jonathan Simkhai created five styles for his spring ’19 line that all evolved from Manolo Blahnik’s classic silhouettes, such as the mule and leather sandal.

Manolo Blahnik Jonathon Simkhai shoes
Manolo Blahnik x Jonathon Simkhai mules for spring ’19.
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Giuseppe Zanotti is also creating a special collection, and it’s with Christian Cowan. Plus, you won’t have to wait until spring to get a pair. Two shoe styles from the line will be available to purchase on Sept. 8, the day of Cowan’s runway show.

Giuseppe Zanotti and Christian Cowan
Giuseppe Zanotti (R) and Christian Cowan.
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Stay tuned for more updates on all the best collaborations.

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