Monique Lhuillier is expanding her collection to now include shoes according to WWD. Starting with her Spring 2013 RTW collection, Lhuillier will produce a capsule shoe collection that will include 15 styles and expand to a full line for Fall 2013. The collection, which will be done through a license with New York based Ask Alice LLC, will include day, evening and bridal styles. Lhuillier, who has designed footwear for all her runway shows, but has never gone so far as to have them produced for mass consumers.
“I’ve always wanted to dress women from head to toe,” said Monique Lhuillier, who continues to say “I wanted them [the shoes] to be sexy, feminine and glamorous. What I learned about the shoe business and the shoe process is that it takes a lot longer than making a soft garment.”
The new shoe collection will feature exotic skins and lace and retail between between $595 and $1,195. The new Monique Lhuillier shoe collection will be stocked in her own stores including her first New York location which is set to open in this September.