Jeffrey Campbell’s shoes oftentimes look like they are impossible to walk in. Possibly most well know for the “Lita,” which girls claim to be very comfortable, Campbell is an artist. His collections are always bold, and extreme whenever possible. They are tough, tall, sometimes even tacky—their inspiration gained from runway looks and vintage. But whatever the case, Campbell’s designs have an impressive imagination behind them, giving them life by using color, flair and creativity. The girl who dares to wear a pair has an internal need to be different, and Campbell’s shoes will do the trick. Yep, this girl breaks rules.
What goes on behind the designs isn’t too traditional either. Campbell’s small hard working family empire is comprised of only ten employees. He has stayed under wraps in the fashion world—he doesn’t do interviews, rarely does appearances and doesn’t attend runway shows. A huge token to his success has been the company’s ability to produce shoes with a quick turn around time (sometimes only a few short weeks) at the whim of his young, trendy, fashion-hungry clientele. It’s almost unbelievable that he’s been able to stay so private all these years, but he insists on keeping a low profile, instead allowing his shoes, and the girls who wear them, be his voice.
For all of you who appreciate art (and shoes), we’ve brought the museum to you by coming up with a list of Campbell’s wildest and craziest. Did we miss any of your favorites? Let us know in the comment section below.