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BEHIND THE SCENES: ALL ABOUT SPRING/SUMMER 2016

You know when you’re traveling, on a weekend in Rome for example, and you can only fit two pairs of shoes in your suitcase? Those shoes really have to work for you...they have to be incredibly comfortable because you're on your feet ALL day. They need to move with you, translate from day to night, and work equally well with your outfits both dressed up and down. And of course be chic, so that you feel great every time you put them on (and will turn the heads of the notoriously fashionable Italians.) They need to be shoes that will take you through the long afternoons exploring the endless bougainvillea-lined cobblestone alleyways of Trastevere, to the ancient steps of the Colosseum, to a romantic candlelit dinner on Piazza Navona.

We had this in mind when creating Spring/Summer ’16: what are the purely essential styles that you'd pack–the ones that make you feel fantastic and catch the eye of everyone in the room. Then we asked ourselves how can we make them even more comfortable and versatile using the construction and materials, by adding extra padding, lightweight Micro outsoles, soft Italian leathers and tricolor mixed materials and bright pops of color anchored by neutrals.

This season, we’ve added two new members to our elastic line. The Bianka and Dora join the Bella and Cristina. The Bianka is a fun and flirty cork heel that is just as wearable at a seaside cafe or a black tie event. It shows a lot of skin to add to its sex appeal, but the straps are placed strategically to firmly and comfortably hold you in place. The Dora is a wear-with-almost-anything pointed toe flat with an elastic strap that adds a bit of design interest as well as helping keep the foot secure. Both feature our new palette of coral and indigo denim to add a much awaited pop of spring color to your staple looks.

Another pair of new styles for spring are the more casual Alyssa and Siena. Alyssa comes off the heels of our first fashion sneaker the Lanna, only this time we took away the laces to make them even easier to take on and off. The Siena, like her sister-style Sara, is one of the most comfortable and flattering shoes you will ever try on. It adds a lot of height that give the illusion of a longer leg, but feels like a flat. And not just any flat–a flat that cushions every step. 

The most feminine addition this season is the Gemma, a lace or crochet pump with a mirrored triangular heel. It is modeled after the Gigi and Georgia, but with an even more gamine persona. This shoe is surprisingly one of the most versatile shoes in the collection, being equally suited to a summer dress or boyfriend jeans and a white T-shirt with statement necklace. It comes in black or ivory lace. We envision this shoe will see many a spring and summer wedding. 

To shop Spring/Summer 2016–click here

If you have any questions about the new collection, or anything else for that matter, please feel free to call us at (888)683-9704or drop us a line at retail@anyilu.com. We love talking shoes! This collection is one of our all time favorites and we hope you enjoy wearing them as much as we enjoyed making them for you!

 

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