Mechante of London Collaborates with William Tempest for SS11

Influential footwear designer Deborah Lyons of Mechante of London, has teamed up with British women’s wear designer William Tempest, for New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center, on September 13, 2010.

This season Lyon’s will be collaborating with British women’s wear designer, William Tempest. “I am very thrilled to join forces with William this season, as he so strongly embodies the new guard of British fashion with his incomparable tailoring, and intuitive understanding of the female form.” Tempest’s involvement in the design process, highlights his distinct approach to the collection and his implausible talent.

Lyons influences stem from her study of art in London, Florence, and Paris, which can be seen in her designs. Combining the best in European craftsmanship, Mechante of London shoes are detailed with the finest textiles, leathers and metals, conceiving the perfect shoe that encompasses feminine appeal, with edge and elegance. 

Tempest and Mechante, are a complimentary pair not only for their shared British heritage, but also the artisanal approach to their designs.  The soaring 5-inch heels, entitled Aphrodite, comes in an array of colors including coral, nude, raspberry, lemon, and grey, and select colourways of nude, nude/coral highlight, lemon, coral, coral/nude highlight, grey, grey/lemon highlight, grey/coral highlight, and raspberry. The leathers cross-pollinate textures of non-shiny washed lamb, complimenting Tempest’s collection of ethereal fabrications of chiffons, georgettes and velvet devoré.

Mechante of London, is stocked globally at stores including Harrods in London; Edon Manor in New York; Le Lutin in Shanghai; and Sophie’s in Beirut; has been featured in Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, and People; and has been seen on the likes of Agyness Deyn, Lady Gaga, Kate Moss, Blake Lively, Zara Martin, and Giniffer Goodwin.


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