The Sex is in the Heel: Brian Atwood

Brian Atwood infuses glamour, lust and desire into everything he designs. Since its 2001 debut, the Brian Atwood brand has been coveted all over the world for exquisite craftsmanship and over-the-top design and detail.

What was your first shoe design?

It was a fuchsia silk organza sandal… I don’t know if it was my first, but it was one of the firsts.


What’s your best career advice you have received?

Never compromise your integrity.


What has been the biggest challenge that you have overcome in your business?

Production is always challenging for any business… especially the shoe biz.


Where do you find your inspiration?

I find inspiration in everything around me… Music, people, places, colors.


Travel is a big part of your life… where is your fave destination?



What is your fave shoe in the Fall 2014 collection?

I am obsessed with my fringe LINDY boot…it has an amazing motif that we carried through to the fringe, so you never lose the effect.


What are the 3 shoe styles that everywoman should have to instantly update her wardrobe this fall?

A single sole pointed pump, a metallic sandal and something with fringe.


What is your Fashion Week NYC ritual?

I try not to wear myself out too much because I have to show in Milan a few weeks after… I go to support friends and to some interesting parties.


What is in your Fashion Week survival kit?

Yoga & Meditation


What is you fave NYC hangout during Fashion Week?

Four Seasons Restaurant and Sant Ambroeus Soho.


What’s your daily visit style website?

Mr. Porter


What is your guilty pleasure?

Chocolate and 1stDibs

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