Popular designer Ruthie Davis recently announced she was partnering with Disney to create a new line of princess-inspired kicks. Now the first of those collections, this one taking a page from the first Disney animated classic, Snow White, is available for preorder. The Snow White collection includes a number of designs and styles, ranging from sneakers to stilettos and retail for $498 to $798. As the designer told The Hollywood Reporter, “I have access to the Disney assets, which is incredible — all of their visuals, patterns, prints, colors that I look at before I design the shoes. As an example, I got the Pantone number for Snow White’s blue velvet gown from Disney for the exact shade of Snow White blue, and it is Disney artwork for the seven dwarfs in the heel of a velvet bootie and for the faces of the Evil Queen and Snow White on leather patches, custom-made in Italy, on leather booties, so one foot is good and the other is evil; depending on your mood, you can put your left foot or your right foot forward. Another sandal has colored crystals, because the seven dwarfs mined gemstones, and there are a lot of entertaining surprises like a little rose gold dwarf head on one of the shoes, that you might not even notice until you are tying the laces, and mini hand mirror zipper pulls.”

Following this Snow White collection’s launch in January, the designer says she has a Mulan collection in the works for next fall. She told THR, “I’ve already designed the collection, which will come out next fall to coincide with the 20th anniversary of Princess Mulan, and we’re in the prototype phase. The inspiration is much more integrated. I don’t want people to say, ‘That’s a Mulan shoe’ but to wonder what the inspiration is. There are dragons and Asian details that are not so literal, and there will definitely be a jogger and a wedge sneaker in the line. I’m going to make each collection unique to that princess and it’s not going to follow any formula. Mulan is very strong and courageous, determined, really independent. She’s a warrior and the epitome of don’t-mess-with-me girl power versus Snow White, who is a little sweeter and more innocent as she is a princess from 80 years ago.”

For more information and to preorder, visit RuthieDavis.com

 
 

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