Sex and the City stylist, Patricia Field, just launched her latest collection of glam-rock kicks at her downtown NYC boutique and studio with an intimate Q&A in her downtown NYC studio, followed by a packed party held in her store next door.
"I draw much inspiration from my global travels to major fashion capitals including Tokyo and Sao Paulo, among the standards. On the global front, color and pop-glamour are key -- I am excited to bring shoppers these global interpretations in my Payless summer collection. For my second collection for Payless I was inspired to continue the strong metallic theme, layering on bright colors including electric blue, sleek silver and sunny gold with sparkle and high-shine detailing,” explains Field, whose first collection was inspired by her red carpet appearance at the Oscars, after she was nominated for her work on The Devil Wears Prada. This second capsule collection is comprised of shiny blue and gold pumps, glittery ballet flats, metallic Roman-inspired flat sandals, and "sneakers" for the sexy gal (mixed-metallic 3 inch mules).
“We have been thrilled to work with Patricia, America’s style icon, to style our consumer marketing, as well as to bring her designs to shoppers nationwide with the Patricia Field for Payless collection,” says Matthew Rubel, CEO and president of Payless ShoeSource. “Payless Guest Designers (which have included Lela Rose and Abaete) like Patricia are a powerful element in our mission to democratize fashion in footwear and accessories. Patricia’s impeccable taste and exquisite sense of style is truly apparent in her summer collection, and we are excited to see the positive consumer reaction when the product hits stores this week.”
While the shoes and coordinating clutches are affordably priced in the $25 to $35 range, they're anything but cheap. “I love what Payless is doing to make fashion democratic," agrees Field, "and I am excited to be a part of that movement.
Also, be sure to check out Sharon Clott's fabulous interview with the uber-stylist for NYMag.com, and find out about "tears of fashion", what Samantha wears in every sex scene, and how Field presented the audience with a lovely Carrie-flower in the opening scene.
The Patricia Field for Payless summer capsule collection is available starting this week at Payless.com.
- Lesley Scott
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