Joey McMakin shoes photographed by Alessandro Barattoni

Dear Shaded Viewers,


Joey McMakin is an American designer living and working in Italy. His childhood passion for shoes became his profession. Some of his current designs make me think a bit of Pierre Cardin and Courreges.


Often his inspirations come from his immense collection of vintage shoes. He would rather create by instinct than by following the trends. We had a funny conversation at the Chloe show this past season, he was very happy to see all of the brightly colored shoes.


“This Season”, explains the designer, ” I tried to inject a positive feeling after a rigid fall/winter”, shapes, colours and materials were entwined together to illuminate and create a bright atmosphere; each style breathes simplicity. Classic colours mixed together with new shades and intricate materials give birth to accessories that accentuate sensuality.”



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.