For those of you who are just joining us, allow me to spread the good gospel of Alterre. Alterre is an innovative line of interchangeable shoes for the modern woman. With their patented technology, you can transform a pair of shoes with over 125 combinations. All of their shoes are designed in their New York Studio and made according to fair labor laws in Brazil. Plus, they donate 5% of the proceeds to the women's abuse shelter Restore NYC.
This fashion week, I was able to put my "shoes for those that hustle" theory to the test. For the last three days, I’ve been hustling and bustling through one of the biggest cities in the world. Due to my humble status as a freelance writer and photographer, I’m utilizing public transportation to get to where I’m going and when I’m not hopping on and off the L, the ACE, or the NQR I’m booking it down the streets of Soho to chase after well-dressed people. Never in my life have I’ve been so thankful to have a pair of shoes on that work with me and not against me. Once again, those shoes are from Alterre. That’s exactly why I am so excited that I had a chance to get a first peek at the new collection of Alterre shoes presented at their NYFW presentation.
Surrounded by fine China, decadent wallpaper, and with a bellini in hand, I had a chance to (metaphorically) kick my feet up at Alterre’s NYFW presentation at Lady Mendl's Tea Salon. Like I mentioned above, and a few (dozen) times in the past week, fashion week is a blitz, so having the opportunity to sit down and enjoy my one true love--shoes--was much needed and much appreciated.
The new collection was quite literally the centerpiece of each beautifully set up table. And with new items like the interchangeable gladiator look in nude and the platform heel in metallic pink, it would be impossible for them not to take center state.
Fellow bloggers and photographers alike mingled with Harmony Pilobello and Shilpa Iyengar the designers and CEOs of Alterre. Two of the nicest, most down to earth people in fashion right now, Harmony and Shilpa discussed how they create shoes that they themselves would love to wear and plan events that are fun and off the beaten path. I can attest to both.
Alterre once again proved that shoes can be both fashionable and functional; especially when women are at the forefront of making innovative fashion leaps.
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