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Binné-Designed in Hamburg Extravagant Female Foot Couture

Sunday, August 10, 2014
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I love that kind of story: people search for a special something, can't find it and decide to make it themselves. That is exactly what happened with up-and-coming designer Nina Binné when she first started looking for a pair of very special Oxford brogues for women – without success. A distinctive feature of these excquisite shoes are the tiny ornamental perforations; their origin lies in Scotland and Ireland and ever since the 18th century, they've been made of the softest leather for the feet of fashionable gentlemen. Unfortunately, women were banned from this part of fashion – until 2011, when fashion label binné-Designed in Hamburg started making beautiful, colorful and unique brogues for women.

The designer, originally trained in business administration and a Hamburger by choice, has worked as an artist of abstract painting for 8 years. That talent is what she also uses to put into her shoe designs: ideas come to life in her head first before she puts them down on paper. Her designs are then processed and handmade one-to-one with her drawings in a small manufacture in Portugal. A special feature are her perforations on the tip of each shoe. They range from a classic tendril to stars, hearts and peace signs – there are no borders to Nina Binné's creativity.

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When I first tried on a pair, I was instantly won over: not only do they look fantastic, they feel super comfortable too! With a dressy pants suit or a simple pair of jeans, Nina Binné's brogues will up your outfit either way and will definitely be an eyecatcher.

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