Monday, 14 January 2008

Pierre Hardy, the master.

I don't live by Aristotle golden mean philosophy. I like extremes, specially when it comes to shoes. I wear flats or 10cm tall (or taller) heels, nothing in between. I'd rather walk barefoot than wear kitten heels. Which means a probability of 1 of hurting my back, but blame the hedonist inside of me.

That is the main reason of my devoted love to Pierre Hardy shoes. His studies of fine arts and dance, soon earned him an assistant position at Dior, quickly becoming the designer-in-chief. His success at the french house lead him to Vogue Homme International while he was also in charge of women's footwear at Hermés.

Until 2005 he was the Creative Director of the fashion shows at the Hyères Festival. However, he became internationally famous thanks to his collaboration with Nicholas Ghesquiére for the house of Balenciaga. In 1999, he finally launched his first collection of women shoes under his own name.

Pierre Hardy designs are innovative, fresh and architectural. The woman that wear his shoes is not afraid of taking risks. As he once said: "I love my shoes because they are purely about technology and styling; nothing to do with trends. The challenge was to make that glamorous."



Song: 15 Step - Radiohead

14 comments:

discothequechic said...

These last PH heels are so gorgeous.
There are so many fabulous brights around for SS08, would love to wear them with bold, classing colours.

They're a little Prada AW07, though don't you think? (The 1st ones)

And loved the Valentine post below.
She's a doll. Nice antidote to Ms Chung.

hannah said...

love those heels. gorgeous.

peace

Flora said...

Love the shoes! The collection is unique and eye-catching.

Flora said...

loving the graphical approach in his designs.
*flora @ florasbox.blogspot.com

Aretha said...

Me encanta Pierre Hardy también, es uno de los más originales diseñadores con espíritu retro que existen

susie_bubble said...

Pierre Hardy is truly selfish in his designs and his shoes aren't for ladies who 'coo' at shoes. That's why I'll always be a PH fan...

Flora said...

Hey, what the Hell?! florasbox.blogspot.com is NOT my site. Why'd you add that in?!

Miss at la Playa said...

I knew he designed for Gap, and I had seen those heels before, but I didn't know he had designed it! I love them.

nannies crochet said...

the shoes are very graphic and a modern architect for the women with an edge. Luvin it every little bit :P

celia said...

Are the AW07 Balenciaga Mecano-multicoloured shoes his?
I'm really out in shoe culture

Allure said...

Discothequechic, they resemble a bit the Prada ones you mentioned.

Yes, he made those shoes.

Material Girl said...

Pierre Hardy is a master! And I have several proofs in my dressing!! Words of a french fan....

Héloïse J. said...

his work is brilliant. currently i luv the ones with the bubbles in front!!

Bojana said...

I love love his shoes!!! The heels , gorgeous, but even more his sneakers, wearable!

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