Thursday, April 28, 2011
Pierre Hardy for Gap's sweet Mary Janes
Designer footwear on the high street doesn't stand still. Hot on the heels of last week's launch of Swedish Hasbeens for H&M comes the latest drop of Pierre Hardy shoes for Gap, out now.
Since the shoe designer and high-street giant first collaborated in a/w 2007, their Gap Design Editions footwear has gained cult status. Only last month I was blogging about the wooden-heeled sandals from s/s 2008 that are so current right now. Plus, last year's iconic wedges (click here, here and here to see my previous blog posts) are yet another style that's hot to trot this season.
You've got to hand it to Pierre Hardy – his designs for Gap are often seasons ahead, which make they worth investing in. And, of course, they're a bargain compared to his own eponymous line.
For s/s 2011, Pierre Hardy and Gap have gone all ladylike on us with elegant two-tone pastel Mary Janes in a choice of two colours: nude patent-leather with matching grosgrain trim and grey leather with peach grosgrain trim (below). The price? A reasonable £79.95.
Wear with this season's sheer pleated midi skirts, such as the Whistles Carrie skirt which is now also available in highlighter blue and lemon yellow. Alternatively, go retro with capri-style trousers, or add to rolled up jeans for a sophisticated yet casual twist.