Faith Connexion has stepped into the realm of footwear with the launch of their first pair of shoes. The “Flashdance”-inspired stilettos were created in a brand collaboration with Giuseppe Zanotti.
The shoe debuted at the Faith Connexion flagship store in New York City and online. The unique take on exposed boots feature a satin stiletto heel with a legwarmer-esque sheath covering the leg. The heels and leg warmers are sold as a set, retailing for $974.
Faith Connexion prides itself on partnering with a variety of designers, especially for their latest fall/winter collection. The brand president, Maria Buccellati, counts designer Zanotti as a close friend, and it seems a collaboration was inevitable.
“I love Giuseppe’s work, and he’s supported me in many of my projects in the past,” Buccellati said. “Giuseppe treats every piece like a jewel.”
Zanotti was inspired by Faith Connexion’s avant-garde streetwear style, while adding an element of glamour into the shoes he created for the line. “Faith Connexion picked one of my signature heels, very feminine and refined, and then interpreted it in their way,” Zanotti explained. “The result is very of-the-moment: it’s an evening shoe that can be worn both during the day and night — feminine and strong at the same time.”
This is only the beginning of Faith Connexion’s footwear line. “We’re looking into doing a full collection. This is just a teaser,” Buccellati said.
Faith Connexion, though, believes their first pair of shoes wholly represents their brand mission. “I love these shoes,” Buccellati said. “This shoe represents who we are.”