Jan 28, 2019 | By Nigel Taylor
A relatively young label, Gio Diev has quickly risen in the luxury footwear market with his unique point of view and statement design aesthetic. His futuristic yet elegant styles have already made it to the red carpet and stage, having been worn by Jennifer Lopez and Carrie Underwood.
He has developed a recognizable silhouette –a key aspect for a luxury brand – and when paired with high-quality materials and unexpected detailing makes for a successful combination and, frankly, to-die-for shoes!
Below is a preview of his F/W 12 collection, featuring his signature electroplated cone and banana heels in rose gold and silver finishes. Though he favors the use of a platform, single soles are used through the collection with silhouette warping uppers and ankle details. Cut outs, straps and shield-like panels give off a new-age warrior vibe while remaining sophisticated. A great start for a new and upcoming designer, whom we should keep a close watch on. -Jenn Tello
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