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2018 saw the arrival of new shoes. This Taro Ishida collection possesses a refined, even sacred preciousness and rarity.

The eponymous collection by Taro Ishida

Sculptural mouldings create a subtly surreal flourish and many designs are finished with hand cut and faceted semi-precious stones set into the point of the toe, a visual metaphor for the collection’s combination of strength and fragility.

Designed to be worn now – and loved forever. Taro Ishida shoes heighten both strength and fragility. Pitch-perfect for now but hero additions to the modern woman’s forever wardrobe.

Ishida’s superlative craftsmanship is matched by his use of the finest materials: embroidered, custom-dyed and hand painted python which is polished using natural stones, patent leather, buttery suede and sumptuous velvets come in a custom palette of golds, greens, blues, and reds

Intent of redefining the boundaries and definition of luxury, Ishida is elevating and recharging it with a preciousness and rarity that is almost sacred.

Fierce, feminine designs are supercharged with an unapologetic glamour and drama: pointed pumps, ankle boots and thigh high boots. They are, he believes, plinths for the body.

This Taro Ishida pump is rendered in hand embroidered Imperial satin. The carbon black thread highlights intricate details and features a matte black metal pointed toe embellishment.

Since childhood, Amsterdam-born but Japanese educated Ishida has been fascinated with high heels and the way that a woman’s posture and demeanor changes completely when she slips them on. This obsession is translated into Ishida’s flawless debut collection, in which even the most miniscule details are fine-tuned to perfection.

The Taro Ishida shoes heighten both strength and fragility. Designed to be worn now - and loved forever