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Sophie Theallet Kicks off Nine West's Shoelaborations Designer Series

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Nine West kicks off its "Shoelaborations" (Shoe collaborations) series in 27 days with the launch of its Sophie Theallet for Nine West collection of handbags and footwear. “I love the couture creations Sophie Theallet is so well-known for," said Nine West's creative director Fred Allard, "and am thrilled to be working alongside a fellow French designer to create this imaginative collection. Our collaboration resulted in utterly chic pieces that will visually transport our customer to the French Riviera and are destined to become the ‘it’ items of the season.”

Priced from $79 to $109, the Sophie Theallet for Nine West collection is inspired by Theallet's own journey—the release says:

The “Sophie Theallet for Nine West” collection will tell the story of “Sophie from Paris Takes a Trip to NYC” and include uniquely designed pieces that are Sophie’s take on summer essentials: a ballet flat, a double platform sandal, a raffia wedge, two satchels, as well as a charm necklace and bracelet. Texturally rich, colorful and feminine, the pieces are an expression of Sophie’s design aesthetic and French sensibility.
Hot on Theallet's heels, the next designer signed up to collaborate with Nine West is Brit Giles Deacon, who also serves as the creative director of Ungaro. Nine West promises: "The “Giles Deacon for Nine West” collection will be cutting-edge in its incorporation of technology in a fashion-forward way."
· Sophie Theallet for Nine West [Official Site]