Ivy Kirzhner is an American designer inspired by the Art Deco architecture of her hometown, New York City. Each shoe in her collection has an element of grandeur and ornamentation: Kirzhner’s signature is cloisonné metalwork, a motif based on an ancient technique of decorating metal using enamel. This is displayed beautifully in the Casper Blue heels, which sport a chicly neo-classical pattern on the heel.
Charlotte Java Print heel, Liam Fahy.
Liam Fahy is a London label with a surprisingly tribal flair inspired by the designer’s childhood in South Africa. Each shoe in the collection is unique—Fahy produces in limited-edition quantities only—and embellished with the signature nickel sole. We love the Charlotte Java Print heel, with its colorful pattern splashed across the entire shoe, from the miniature platform to the decorative tie around the ankle.
Glitter silver shoe, Suecomma Bonnie ($325).
Suecomma Bonnie is a Korean brand celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. Designer Bonnie Lee is known not just for her innovative design sense but also for the extreme wearability of the shoes she creates. In fact, the comfort is what attracted Sarca owner and buyer Alexis Cozzini to the brand, which excels in both edgy heels and chic sneakers.
Gold Coast boutique Sarca welcomes three new shoe labels that are sure to put a spring in Chicagoan steps this coming season. All exclusive to Sarca in Chicago, Suecomma Bonnie is available in store now, while Ivy Kirzhner and Liam Fahy are set to arrive in March. 710 N. Wabash Ave., 312-255-0900