Accessory Alert: Brian Atwood Shoes

May 17, 2010

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Accessory Alert: Brian Atwood Shoes

After Brian Atwood’s studded Loca pumps were snapped on SJP’s feet on the SATC2 movie set, demand went through the roof for them. Yet again, Net-A-Porter sold out of the shoe, this time within three days, and despite the €633.20 price tag.

And although this hyped consumerism is alien to the simplicity that we’re all “experiencing” at the moment, there’s still excitement about the SATC2 movie and, like the last one, the fashion and ESPECIALLY, the shoes.

Although we can lust after a pair of Brian Atwood’s shoes, they can still inspire us to emulate Carrie’s style, or indeed the tailored dress and sky high Brian Atwood heels that Posh is often seen in.

Hidden platform shoes

My favourites are the Brian Atwood’s nude pump shoes, seen here on Kate Beckinsale at Cannes this week and on Victoria Beckham, when she wore them with combats.

The black bumps are also to die for. Demi Moore is a fan, wearing her Brian Atwood black pumps to the L.A. premiere of Valentine’s Day – a great match with her little white Chanel dress.

So who is this shoe designer du jour whose signature hidden platform pumps are gracing the feet Hollywood’s most famous feet?

Brian Atwood

Atwood, pictured right, is a former model (you wouldn’t know by looking at him, would you?!) and has been designing shoes since 2001.  He now has a huge celebrity following but he began his career at Versace, where he designed ready-to-wear and accessories for 8 years.

He then moved on to be the creative director at Bally.  While attending events such as the Costume Institute Gala, where he has traditionally hosted a table for Bally, Atwood often picked a muse for the brand such as Rachel Bilson, and dressed her in head to toe Bally. He left Bally in 2008 and now runs his own label from Milan. You can buy Brian Atwood online at

His heels are impossibly high and the nearest I’ve seen to them on the high street is Aldo‘s Destime style which come in nude, black, red or floral (€95).

But of course there’s no substitute for the real thing!

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8 Responses to “Accessory Alert: Brian Atwood Shoes”

  1. mis jo-jo Says:

    Phew .. thank God for the change .. away from Manolos.. dont think the movie could support the Manolo Blahnik empire any more.. as good as they are.. and now a new guys gets tp benefit a little… and the shoes are fantastic.

  2. Annemarie Says:

    Oh to have a pair like Kate Beckinsales

  3. John Says:

    Just wanted to share a great source on the history and mystery of Platform Shoes:

  4. Sarah S Says:

    Hi, I’m new on here and looking forward to being a part of the conversation .


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