Item of the Day: Steve Madden

Steve MaddenItem of the Day: Steve Madden

Tag, you’re it! Graffiti — or tagging — is the epitome of street art, but why should buildings be the only ones to “wear” it? The art form is popular in all cities, especially New York and Los Angeles.  These two cities came together when R & B platinum recording artist Keyshia Cole (from LA)  partnered with Steve Madden (from NY) to design this particular style from their new collaborative shoe collection.

This graffiti-adorned, strappy high heel combines of street style with fashion, while the gold heel adds a touch of elegance. The bright colors and patterns seem spray-painted right on the shoe!

The collaborative shoe collection is a fusion of Steve Madden’s and Keyshia Cole’s respective styles, ranging from prints and colors in combination with platforms and cut-out details.

“Keyshia is great to work with,” says Madden. “She brings fresh ideas to the table, and knows what girls want.”

Music has inspired Madden’s designs since he launched his eponymous brand in 1990, and the collaboration with Cole shows that he still uses music as one of his muses. A girl can now wear street art while standing tall in these stilettos. Talk about street smarts!

Retail: $129.95

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Gina Rose Sirico, Fashion Market Editor
Gina recently graduated from Marist College with a major in Communication with concentrations in Journalism and Advertising, and minors in Fashion Merchandising and Global Studies. At graduation she also received the faculty award for Excellence in Journalism. Having interned with Accessories in 2008 and assisted with the Accessories 100 year anniversary party, she knew this was a career path she wanted to take. Previous internships included Milford Living Magazine, Hudson Valley Magazine, Tom Martinelli Custom Publishing, and even production with NBC 4 New York with the legendary Gabe Pressman. The profile piece she created with Gabe Pressman at NBC about the Garment District was Emmy Nominated in 2012.