For the past five years, this shoe designer from Venezuela has been channeling her shoe desires alongside countryman and well-established couturier Angel Sanchez at New York Fashion Week. All photos courtesy of Giselle Behrens.
Let’s face it, nothing says sexy like a one-of-a-kind standout pair of sky high heels.
For the past five years, Andrea Gomez, a shoe designer from Venezuela, has been channeling her deepest desires alongside countryman and well-established couturier Angel Sanchez.
“When you work with a designer, you have to first really understand their inspiration and the collection, and then translate that for the shoes,” Gomez, 29, told Fox News Latino.
“With him I know that the shoes need to be beautiful alone, but not upstage the clothes,” she said of Angel, who has dressed celebrities like Salma Hayek, Sandra Bullock, Beyoncé and Eva Longoria.
Gomez launched her career in 2011 with a store in Caracas, where she resides, after getting a degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology and a one-year stint with DKNY in New York City.
She connected with Sanchez three years ago, a relationship that – she says – has helped put her name on the fashion map.
“I’m working now on designing a new more high-end collection,” she said. “My designs have evolved from when I first launched, and the work I’ve done for Angel has pushed my creative side.”
New York Fashion Week came to an end Thursday with Fall/Winter collections featuring a ton of leather, a lot of lace, a bit of fur and surprisingly mountains of velvet. Silhouettes were mostly relaxed and many designers opted to show their collections in smaller and more intimate spaces.
Gomez said that her collection, which she sells online and through her two Caracas stores, tends to be more practical and traditional than what she creates for Fashion Week.
She described her aesthetic as feminine, but edgy with chunky heels.
“In general I think of my line as young and colorful, very summery year-round, as Venezuela offers mostly warm weather,” Gomez said.
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