“It was cheaper for me to produce our own set of shoe samples rather than buying footwear for her,” said Salar Bicheranloo. The designer, along with life and business partner Francesca Monaco, is introducing a footwear range to complement the offering of their contemporary handbag brand Salar Milano. The company established in 2010 is backed by two private investors.
The first collection for spring was presented in Milan on Thursday after a few styles introduced to retailers for resort gained success. “It’s the natural development of a handbag brand focused on Made in Italy, whose commitment is to extend to new merchandising iterations,” said Monaco, noting they expect the segment to increase sales by 15 to 20 percent.
The lineup was inspired by a festival in the desert and included chunky-heeled sandals and mules in a range of pastel hues and metallic finishes, often embellished with buckles and studs, as well as pointy flats. The shoes retail approximately at 400 euros.
A shoe from Salar Milano’s spring 2019 collection featuring a pyramid heel.
For spring, the design duo developed a pyramid heel paying homage to Bicheranloo’s native country of Mexico. “It’s a symbol of strong energy,” said Monaco, who added that gutsy elements