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Starting with prefall 2013—so, basically starting right now—Proenza Schouler will be amping up their shoe game. The brand is switching manufacturers and has signed a licensing deal with Venice-based Iris SpA, who will now make and distribute the label's shoes. WWD reports that the new partnership with Iris is meant to be a full-on relaunch of Proenza Schouler shoes, and that the company has plans for significant growth in the footwear realm.
The label launched footwear back in 2008, which is the same year it launched hand bags. Unlike the handbag line, however, Proenza's footwear has so far remained under the radar. If the company hopes to take shoes in the very famous footsteps of the PS1 bag, you might want to start saving your pennies now.
· Proenza Schouler Inks Licensing Deal for Footwear [WWD]
· How Do You Say: "Proenza Schouler?" [Racked]