August 5, 2013 – Ann Taylor partners with Vince Camuto to relaunch and expand its footwear collection, doubling its assortment in stores and online. Lisa Axelson, Head of Design, and her team designed the new collection to capture the chic, sophisticated aesthetic of the iconic brand.
“We are always looking for ways to enhance our client’s experience. We designed a beautiful collection of shoes that complements the multifaceted lives women lead today and delivers on our brand promise of providing them with style, quality, comfort and fit,” said Axelson. “There was a natural creative synergy with the Camuto team in bringing our vision to life.” Vince Camuto, founder and CEO of Vince Camuto said, “We are proud to be the first-ever footwear design partner of such an influential and iconic women’s brand. Ann Taylor is renowned for sophisticated style, and we look forward to the opportunity to blend their signature feminine aesthetic with beautifully crafted footwear.” The assortment for fall includes everything from a statement-making laser-cut shootie to a must-have pointy heel to a week-to-weekend riding boot. Highlights include heels ranging from a commanding four inches to a kitten height as well as a selection of gorgeous ballet flats with quilted leather and pointed metallic cap toe details. . The collection is brought to life with dedicated in-store destinations within Ann Taylor stores throughout the United States and Canada and on anntaylor.com.