Step It Up With Coye Nokes’ Spring 2010 Collection
How cool a name is Coye Nokes? When I first heard about the footwear brand, I of course assumed that it was a reference to some literary or mythological figure, or maybe even a small town or village with which I wasn’t acquainted. Never once did I think that it referenced a woman’s name — and yet, the footwear line was, indeed, dubbed after its founder and designer. Gotta love a memorable name! But back to shoe biz: the one-year-old line has just unveiled its sophomore collection, which consists of versatile, day-to-evening sandals, pumps, wedges and flats in embossed python, patent leather, croc skin, and calf leather, all in metallic and neutral tones, as well as the occasional spirited coral or turquoise.
Pictured above are some of my favorite designs from Coye Nokes’ Spring 2010 collection. My hands-down favorite is the Joan Bootie in python leather (pictured third from top), which features symmetrical cut-outs along the instep sides, a 3.5-inch heel, and an open toe. The Joan Sandal, pictured at top, is also a really functional and chic shoe with an urban edge. I particularly like how the top python strap curves a bit along the sides, like a beautiful architectural work. The Jacqueline Wedge, meanwhile, features a slightly pointed toe that streamlines the otherwise chunky design and a cork covered heel that’s whimsical and summery. And lastly, we have the Grace D’Orsay pump — a perfect metallic peep toe heel that will complement almost any ensemble.
Coye Nokes Joan Sandal, $585; Coye Nokes Jacqueline Wedge in Ocean Patent, $535; Coye Nokes Joan Bootie, $610; and Coye Nokes Grace D’Orsay in Gold Embossed Python, $520. Visit CoyeNokes.com