Dazzling Toe Shoes Dance for Clover Canyon’s “Winter Palace” Collection

They had us at bedazzled toe shoes. Clover Canyon’s autumn/winter 2013 presentation at the Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week was a rich collection inspired by Russian culture.

NYFW  Clover Cayon - PresentationThe “Winter Palace” by Rozae Nichols for Clover Canyon (autumn/winter 2013), Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week

Entitled “Winter Palace,” the collection was designed by Los Angeles-based Rozae Nichols and featured riveting, kaleidoscopic prints and, our favorite, glittering shoes.

NYFW  Clover Cayon - Presentation

NYFW  Clover Cayon - PresentationIcy, embellished pumps bling up Clover Canyon’s Russian-inspired collection

With fur-trimmed jackets and mini dresses covered in Hermitage-inspired swirls and patterns, the danger and romance of Russian novels like Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina or Akunin’s Special Assignments come to life in — couture.

Ballet flats have had their share of stylistic renditions from snake-embossed leather to crazy prints, but having them this bedazzled is quite refreshing.

NYFW  Clover Cayon - Presentation

NYFW  Clover Cayon - PresentationBallerinas doubling as models for Clover Canyon’s autumn/winter 2013 collection and showing off their skills in dazzling toe shoes

We say it can be done and that there is a place for such a pair of shoes for our everyday wardrobe, but I guess that remains to be seen until a designer or a brand takes on the challenge of making it mainstream.

Meanwhile, we content ourselves to the closest we can get of this Russian-inspired collection with Chloé’s blush leather ballet flats and Nicholas Kirkwood’s Swarovski-encrusted pumps available at Net-a-Porter.

Chloe Leather ballet flatsChloé Leather Ballet Flats, £354.20


Nicholas Kirkwood Swarovski crystal-embellished suede pumps

Nicholas Kirkwood Swarovski Crystal-Embellished Suede PumpsNicholas Kirkwood Swarovski Crystal-Embellished Suede Pumps, £1,803.20


Credit: Alberto Reyes/WENN

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