The rest of the showroom (one of four floors the company inhabits in a prewar building just north of Chelsea in New York City) is a collection of tidy but homey rooms each displaying a separate Spade collection: spring and fall handbags, stationary, shoes and small goods (wallets, cosmetics cases, eyewear). Glass vases filled with tulips and an assortment of early edition books (Silent Studio by David Douglas Duncan, Form by Horst, Lolita by Nabokov) are mixed in with the merchandise.

Seriously. The go-to sandal of the granola set was the show shoe of choice for many a hip New York label including Shades of Grey, Edun, Trina Turk and Houghton, where the brand created a custom brocade style for designer Katherine Polk’s runway. The Prize winners must sign the Waiver/Release of liability as a condition to and in advance of receiving the Prize in favour of Fashion and the other sponsors such that none of them shall be liable for the use or misuse of the Prize. Upon successful completion and submission of the Waiver/Release of liability, Fashion will provide the prize winners’s provided email to the Prize Sponsor for the transmission of the Prize pack.

In the morning, I throw on the shoes before heading to work and my first few steps are tentative. The rocker soles make me feet a bit like a gangly baby deer, unsteady on my feet. For Latouche, who trained at the London College of Fashion, the launch of the line is not only significant in marking her first foray into design; it’s also a very personal project. When asked what the catalyst was for starting Sabirah, she say that it came from the need for myself as a Muslim woman to be able to have clothing that I wanted to wear-that was fashionable, well cut, well made.

For the second year in a row, the Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau will table his budget in a pair of Poppy Barley shoes. Edmonton-based sisters Justine and Kendall Barber started the leather footwear and accessories company in 2012. There is a more-is-more approach to design these days which is where embellishment Golden Goose Shoes adds an eye-catching element to any outfit. It’s interesting to see many designers apply crystals minimally along the heels to create a tasteful look.