Ryan Haber, a Cleveland native, unveiled his Spring/Summer 2013 collection on Thursday at Fashion's Night Out at the Republic of Artists in Cleveland. Every single design is unbelievably chic. There were lots of bright colors, interesting prints, braided straps that added texture and intrigue, and plenty of sparkles. Best of all, each shoe is crafted in Italy, and the quality is apparent through the impeccable construction of each shoe.
I love the ombre-tinted lucite heel on this shoe. The deep amber hue in the heel gives the shoes an extra touch of richness and a bit of mystery. Even though these are part of the Spring/Summer collection, the amber color makes these shoes versatile enough to wear well into fall. This shoe was seriously stunning, and was one of my absolute favorites from the collection.
The pop of red and the fun print on this shoe are definitely a wow-factor. The neutral base of the shoe makes these versatile enough to wear with just about anything. I would pair these with jeans and a white t-shirt for a look that's effortlessly cool.
The floral print on this shoe was adorable, and I love the way the chunky heel and platform balance out the soft floral print to keep the look flirtatious and fun, but not too girly.
The play on textures and colors on the straps of this shoe is brilliant. The sparkles and strappy nature of this sandal make it sophisticated enough for elegant evening wear, but the pop of color on the ankle strap make these perfect for wearing with a pair of skinny jeans, too. I would wear the ankle straps over the bottom hem of the jeans so the straps aren't concealed.
This shoe is my other favorite. The orange color is so vibrant. The gold-toned hardware with the orange leather is a match made in heaven. I especially love the wide ankle strap and criss-cross straps in the front. This picture seriously doesn't do the shoe justice. It is stunning.
This shoe is a brown, suede version of the above strappy sandal. The suede was so soft, and the rich chocolate color was beautiful. Now that I'm writing this review, I think this shoe might be my new favorite...
And, while they are not part of the Spring/Summer 2013 collection, I am still swooning over Haber's "Glamorous" design from Spring/Summer 2012 that Carrie Underwood wore during the 2011 Country Music Awards:
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To purchase or to see more of Haber's designs, visit the Ryan Haber Collection website.