Jimmy Choo, the über-trendy fashion house behind some of the most innovative and beautiful shoes available today, is a relatively new venture. The company was established in 1996 by Tamara Mellon, who had been working as an the accessories editor at Vogue UK, and who teamed up with Jimmy Choo, a renowned London shoe manufacturer, after recognising a gap in the market for fabulous, comfortable shoes. With Tamara and her talented colleague Sandra Choi (creative director) heading up the design side of things and Jimmy Choo bringing the beautiful concepts to exquisite reality, the company was ready to take on Hollywood and the world. From these risky beginnings, Jimmy Choo has gone on to become one of the most sought-after labels.
Nowadays, the Jimmy Choo phenomenon is far more global than local, with over twenty independent shops worldwide, as well as a number of concessions within luxury-goods department stores.
Jimmy Choo shoes offer women an incredible range of designer footwear. Their sandals are elegantly and not impracticably heeled, and are made of leather in colours spanning brown, duck egg, flesh and white. Without exception they are magnificent creations, carefully and meticulously designed to be aesthetically pleasing as well as wearable.
In terms of evening footwear, Jimmy Choo has everything from strappy suede sandals with three-inch heels to satin mules, satin and tulle pumps and gorgeous tulle knee-length black boots. A number of its evening sandals have long straps that are wrapped around the calf, and create an extremely sexy and classy look, but there is plenty to choose from amongst the more sedate and sensible styles, such as black satin pumps with a pointed toe.
For stylish everyday business wear, Jimmy Choo is unsurpassable. The collection is simply breathtaking in terms of practical elegance, with a great deal of suede, leather and snakeskin compositions, in a range of colours from charcoal and blood-red to cream.
Jimmy Choo boots come in styles ranging from sultry and seductive to sexy in a schoolmistress sort of way. The majority of boots are heeled, but there are flat-soled lines made with fleece or rabbit-fur interiors and suede or nubuck uppers.
There are wide selections of bridal shoes also available from Jimmy Choo, in satin ivory pumps or strappy sandals. The prices will set you back a little, but quite frankly shoes that could serve as works of art as well as comfortable footwear are worth every penny.