Paris Fashion: Rive Gauche Shoes by Thomas Lieuvin
Graphic, colorful, feminine—the shoes of Thomas Lieuvin are designed for women who love the 1970s, the Rive Gauche, Paris fashion and modern art. The design is in the middle of retro and modernity, very minimalist and ultraelegant. The shoes are made especially for women who are comfortable in their bodies, in their time, and who are confident when wearing colors.
Lieuvin began his rich background in fashion as a young boy, flipping through his aunt’s issues of Vogue, and continued it with an education in art and fashion. He decided to start his own collection in 2012. All his shoes are made with luxurious leather in a hidden factory in Italy. Our favorite is the Liberty model in fuchsia and gold lambskin—it makes for a wonderful foot! Paired with a skirt or jeans, it’s the “it” shoe of the summer!
About the Designer
After graduating from the Ecole des Beaux Arts de Caen in graphic design, and after a visual communication specialization received in London, Lieuvin joined the Atelier Chardon Savard in Paris to train as a shoe stylist. He has always been passionate about shoes. After being named the winner of the sixth edition of the Bata young designer competition in 2011, he decided to create his own brand of women’s shoes. Each of his collections mixes graphics and femininity, in straight or curved lines, with high-quality colored leathers.
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