Renowned French shoe designer BenoÃ®t MÃ©lÃ©ard designed footwear for the likes of Loewe, Helmut Lang, Jeremy Scott and Alexander McQueen among others.
However, it was when he first launched his own commercial collection in 2001 that he felt he could really push his penchant for the experimental to the core.
For Spring Summer 11, MÃ©lÃ©ard looked for inspiration to the cult 50s American designer Beth Levine.
The result is an artful mix of styles with elastic bands connecting the toe and ankle, cubist-inspired peep toes as well as leather sandals propped on impossibly high wooden platforms and heels.
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