Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Introducing Sole Sister: Heather Williams of H. Williams Design

Move over Christian Louboutin there's a woman following right behind you in her shoes! I haven't been this excited for a woman shoe designer since I bought my first pair of Maud Frizon shoes over thirty years ago. Sure they work behind the scenes as designers of the brands, but the design world is not overly populated with women designers who are at the forefront of fashion and when I find one that I like I will celebrate her and spread the word.

One such woman comes to mind is Heather Williams of H.Williams Design. While perusing the Grace Ormonde Wedding Magazine looking for ideas of my daughters upcoming wedding I came across her and another designer of some of the most fabulous shoes ever. According to her bio, Heather Williams received a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2001.

She spent the next several years in New York City designing collections of sportswear and evening footwear. In 2005, she was hired by Calvin Klein Footwear as a Senior Designer. She continued to design and create several successful collections which were featured in Calvin Klein’s national advertising. Heather moved to Milan in 2008 to study the artisan and technical craftsmanship of Italian footwear and handbags. She embraced the Italian artisans and gained in-depth knowledge. While in Milan, her focus turned to the launch of her first solo venture, H Williams.

Her H Williams footwear and handbags are designed for a confident, chic, independent woman. The collection encompasses a definitive sense of movement with attention to patterns and details. H Williams 2009/2010 collection are complemented with precious materials; python, croco- stamp and brushed metallic. All hand-made in Italy, the collection reflects a great respect for the history, tradition, and quality behind Italian footwear and handbags.

Want to learn more info about H.Williams? Then follow the link. If anyone has any information on great accessories, shoe designers and clothing designers throughout the world, then let me know and leave a comment.

(Photos and text: H.Williams Design)

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