The designer Pierre Hardy
Pierre Hardy started his career as scenography teacher before having the opportunity to make some sketches for magazines like Vanity Fair or Vogue. After that, he slowly started to get more involved in the fashion world and in 1987 decided to start working in the shoe making industry first by working for Christian Dior and then Hermès. The famous French luxury Fashion House soon offered him to become the creative director of its women and men shoe collections. But in 1999, Pierre Hardy decided to make a big change in his life by launching his own label and designed a first collection, quickly followed by a line of handbags. Curious and very active, the designer stills keeps on working for labels like Hermès, Balenciaga or Gap, while developing his own company.
Pierre Hardy shoes for women
Sculptural probably is the word that describes Pierre Hardy’s shoes the best. Lines are definitely modern with sometimes geometrical inspirations, strong cuts, surprising colors and many styles mixed together. You will find in these collections as many pairs of sneakers than pumps and sandals with high heels, and the label also makes flat shoes with masculine looks. Pierre Hardy mostly uses leather in his designs but will not hesitate to associate it to other materials like suede or snake skin, and also likes shiny patent leather or metallic tones. How not to love his extravagant heels with strange shapes that seem to both be coming from the past and the future?
Pierre Hardy shoes for men
The label Pierre Hardy also makes shoes for men but styles here are less extravagant than with women. You will nonetheless find very nice pair of shoes and with a great quality, particularly leather ankle boots to keep your feet warm all winter.