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Brian At­wood is back de­sign­ing the shoes for the Vic­to­ria’s Se­cret Fash­ion Show. Here’s a first look.

Footwear News - - CONTENTS - By Nikara Johns

Brian At­wood’s shoes are sure to steal the show on the Vic­to­ria’s Se­cret run­way.

Af­ter tak­ing place abroad two years in a row, the Vic­to­ria’s Se­cret Fash­ion Show is headed back to New York, and Brian At­wood is de­sign­ing the state­ment-mak­ing shoe looks once again.

For the fourth time, At­wood has been tasked to cre­ate a col­lec­tion of heels for top mod­els in­clud­ing Gigi Ha­did, Kendall Jen­ner, Be­hati Prinsloo, Lais Ribeiro, Martha Hunt, Stella Maxwell and more.

And while the event’s sig­na­ture an­gel wings are hard to com­pete with, the dra­matic shoes have stolen the spot­light in years past.

“It’s the best fash­ion show for shoes,” At­wood told FN. “It’s al­ways in­spir­ing, and when you do these, it’s al­ways over the top, and you can be open to cre­ate, whether it’s with ma­te­ri­als, em­broi­deries, col­ors or patch­works.”

View­ers can ex­pect san­dals — specif­i­cally, ones cov­ered in os­trich feath­ers — an­kle boots and thigh-high heels. At­wood said, “[There will be] beau­ti­ful crys­tal em­broi­dery on some and san­dals that are dream­like.”

Although he re­mained tight-lipped on the themes, he re­vealed that there will be a tar­tan­filled sec­tion in­spired by the English coun­try­side.

At­wood added, “We al­ways have the sexy dark an­gel, femme fa­tale [seg­ment]. That’s al­ways re­ally fun to do.” It’s also safe to say New York City’s edge will be an in­spi­ra­tion, with many shoe styles seen in leather.

Most im­por­tantly, there will be no sneak­ers in sight. It’s all about the sexy high heel, ac­cord­ing to the shoe de­signer.

“[The mod­els] can walk on any­thing,” At­wood said. “It’s great to see them up there rock­ing my heels, [but] it’s al­ways nerve-rack­ing, es­pe­cially when I’m at the show look­ing at the heels think­ing, ‘Don’t break.’”

The show will be filmed this month and air on ABC on Dec. 2.

A sketch of Brian At­wood’s Vic­to­ria’s Se­cret show shoes

A Brian At­wood sketch

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