12 December 2011


Burak Uyan an upcoming shoe designer, who has in the past worked for names such as Givenchy and  Giambattista Valli, has recently won Vivian Infantino Award for Emerging Talent awarded at Footwear News‘ 25th annual FN Achievement Awards in New York.

Uyan isn’t new to the fashion industry. A graduate of the Fashion Institute of Vienna, he started in apparel design, first at Alberto Marani.

Working on his designs, Uyan takes inspiration from nature. His spring ’12 line is clearly influenced by specific bright colors. The shades come from Indonesian butterflies, which Uyan purchased and then sent to his suppliers to replicate.                                 
All the skins are custom-made in the colors of the butterflies: yellows, greens and this very acidy orange,” said Uyan. “For me, it was the best way to imitate nature. In the end, it became something very feminine and strong."
It’s that creativity that quickly gained Uyan attention from buyers, consumers and the media. His booties, heels and sandals, which retail for $650 to $1,500, from names such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and

Stylists and celebrities have also taken notice. Supermodel Natalia Vodianova wore Uyan’s designs for all her Paris Fashion Week appearances. And stylist Rachel Zoe called on behalf of client Cameron Diaz, who wore the designer’s shoes to the Teen Choice Awards in August.

Do watch this space Burak Uyan is a name we will keep hearing for a long time to come.
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