Model and businesswoman Ivanka Trump has extended her fashionable and timeless handbag and jewelry lines to include shoes as well.
“There’s a great opportunity to position stylish, yet refined, shoes,” Ivanka, 28, said. “What you tend to see are totally unwearable, over-the-top styles, or [looks that are] comfortable to the point of forgoing any appealing aesthetic. I’m going for the middle.”
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Partnering with Marc Fisher Footwear, Trump’s line, launching this spring, is a collection of heels, pumps, ballet flats and stilettos. Her footwear also includes active shoes and flip flips. Her collection ranges from $80 to $140 and consists of 70 to 100 models. Reflective of Trump’s personal style of sophistication and elegance, her collection is geared toward the classic and contemporary woman.
According to FN on WWD.com, Trump said that she wanted to stray away from overly flashy and trendy shoes and create glamorous, refined shoes that keep to a moderate price.
“I tend to like pointed toes and thinner, stiletto-type heels over heavier, clunkier styles. But I recognize that I’m on my feet a lot at work, and the shoe has to feel good,” Trump said of her personal style. ”I’ll also have a line of sneakers, flip-flops and flats because that’s pretty much all I wear on the weekends. It really [spans] day to night and beach to city.”
Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn are Trump’s iconic inspirations. She explains that she’s always admired ”people whose beauty, grace, poise and style transcend the generations. In terms of contemporary women, Gwyneth Paltrow has great, classic and a little bit preppy-but-elegant style.”
Althought fully committing to her current ventures, Trump may expand her empire to include earwear and apparel in the future.
Trump’s collection will be available online and at Nordstrom and department stores.