DALLAS, Mar 17, 2009 / FW/ — Move over Manolo Blahnik and Jimmy Choo! A new voice in luxury footwear has arrived – OMELLE.
Pronounced as ähm’ elle, the name Omelle is derived from the letters of the two designers’ names, Cherise Angelle and Nicole LaFave. The designing duo met in while they were students at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles.
Working on a design philosophy of ‘sophisticated and modern with a humorous edge,’ as seen in the label’s Spring / Summer 2009 collection, which is also its inaugural offering, Angelle and LaFave propose everyday luxurious shoes for women with a fresh perspective on design and an eye for aesthetic appreciation.
The shoes which are extremely sophisticated yet simultaneously quirky feature heels that are architectural in shape, some metal, paired with muted tones of leathers and snakeskin in soft grays, nudes, and blacks. Inspirations stem from furniture design, luscious textiles, architecture and graphic design with stunning typography.
The Omelle collection can be found in stores across the United States and online at the brand’s e-commerce site www.omelle.com/shop.
Omelle is based in Los Angeles, however, Cherise and Nicole travel to Italy several times a year to oversee production.
Photos courtesy of Omelle