Prada Driving Shoes are crafted with meticulous attention to every detail, and hand-stitched using the most intricate artisan shoemaking techniques.
The tubular construction and stitching on the last guarantee a well-made, comfortable shoe that fits around the foot as naturally as possible. The upper is laid out and secured by hand, then the vamp (upper front part of the shoe) attached using the traditional and exclusive puckered seam and more than 100 individual, hand-sewn stitches.
In addition to iconic materials, like Saffiano leather and calf suede, Prada also uses fine ostrich and crocodile skins which add to the sophistication and exclusive nature of the shoes.
A single expert shoemaker carries out the 200 steps of the process, assuring a lasting, superior quality and excellent product.
It's one thing to conceptualize an advertising campaign through storyboards, but it's another to bring it to life. Planning a creative change is always exciting, but a little challening, for The Shops at Crystals because we must meet the same standards as some of the world's most prestigious luxury brands. Upon conceiving the #NAMEDROPPER campaign with our Creative Director Ben Ward, the Crystals team knew that the final product would need to be approachable yet polished, much like our customers. Our choice for a photographer to fulfill this direction was the esteemed James White.
White's photos have graced the pages of magazines around the world, including Elle, Esquire, Glamour, GQ, Marie Claire, Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair. He has photographed publicity and advertising campaigns for Omega and Tiffany & Co., as well as numerous television shows and films. Angelina Jolie, Anne Hathaway, Christian Bale, George Clooney and Taylor Swift are just some of the famous faces with whom he has worked. It's no wonder American Photo named him one of the top 100 influential people in photography.
We are honored to have White once again on our team ... this time in the pages of Crystals magazine. He photographed two of our fashion features. Marian Kurpanov returns, shot against the backdrop of White's art collection and impeccable Hollywood home. Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at how it feels and looks like at a photoshoot. At Crystals, we believe fashion is art. White fulfills that vision through his lens with two spectactular stories. We can't wait for you to read this issue.
Paris Fashion Week gave the audience another reason to label them the fashion capital of the world. They were the last leg of an extremely long, but entertaining fashion season. Every brand came prepared with a fresh and unique take on their Fall ready-to-wear collections. We saw five trends that are an absolute must for later this year!
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From left to right: Lanvin, Lanvin, Saint Laurent, Valentino and Valentino
From left to right: Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton, Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu and Valentino
From left to right: Dior, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent and Valentino
From left to right: Celine, Dior, Miu Miu, Saint Laurent and Stella McCartney
From left to right: Celine, Louis Vuitton, Stella McCartney, Stella McCartney and Valentino
With spring weddings on the horizon, finding that perfect "item" is a top shopping priority. This bride-to-be guide will give you inspiration for a complete outfit including: jewelry, shoes, clutch, dress and make-up! We know that planning a wedding is very stressful. Look good and feel good on your day.
Sisley - Sisley knows that one of the most important parts of your wedding day is the make-up! Enhance your natural beauty with these items: Mascara So Intense, Nude-toned Phyto 4 eye shadow, Duo Color Phyto-Blush, Candy Color Tinted Balm and Black Rose Oil & Mask.
Jimmy Choo - Brides know that the dress is only as a good as it's shoes. Your husband will be hand-in-hand with you every step of the way and so will Jimmy Choo. These are simple sleek items with luxurious detailing. Listed from left to right: Abel, Alara, Lottie and Cayla.
Stella McCartney - Stella McCartney’s classic design and modern cut-outs make a great look for and elegant wedding. Not only will you look good, but also feel good because of its eco-friendly material.
Mikimoto - According to the wedding myth, wearing pearls on your wedding day takes the place of the bride’s real tears, thus she’ll have a happy, tear-free wedding. With that said, I present you with Mikimoto’s pearl jewelry including: Akoya Pearl necklace, White South Sea pearl earrings, Cultured Pearl Dew pendant, White South Sea pearl braceley and Classic pearl w/ Diamond.
Tourbillon - Your nude-tone make-up, champagne shoes and pearl jewelry wouldn't be completely without a pearl timepiece. Nothing says, I'm married" like the De Ville Ladymatic OMEGA timepiece.
All of these items can be found at The Shops at Crystals locations.