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Monday, August 17, 2009
The Korean born, French raised shoe designer is raising the bar on chic shoes.
paris - blahnik's are classics, louboutins remain lust worthy and yves saint laurent will always be legendary. but hear ye, hear ye: raphael young is haute on their heels. this phenomenal young designer is commanding attention, respect (and a portion of everyone's budget) with his innovative footwear which incorporates dainty materials (precious snakeskin, patent leather, etc) with masculine silhouettes (architecturally influenced heels and towering platforms.) in a word: the shoes are breathtaking and i am genuinely excited by young and what he represents: a new movement in shoe design. he debuted only two years ago and is sold at a handful of stockists in the u.s and abroad. log on to www.raphaelyoung.com to learn more while i log off to figure out a way to buy my first pair.