Take A Walk On The Wild Side: Marion Ayonote
Hailed as "an accessory lover's dream label", luxury footwear and accessories label Marion Ayonote, has become a red-carpet staple and a favourite amongst models, celebrities and stylists alike. Designed for the tastemakers with an individual
Hailed as “an accessory lover’s dream label”, luxury footwear and accessories label Marion Ayonote, has become a red-carpet staple and a favourite amongst models, celebrities and stylists alike. Designed for the tastemakers with an individual sense of style, the brand has earned a strong celebrity following with the likes of Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Ashanti, to Tyra Banks, Kelly Clarkson, as well as Gabrielle Union, Whitney Port, and Toni Braxton to name but a few.
Founded in 2000 by Marion Ayonote, the brand hosts couture women’s collections, ready to wear, hand bags and more recently, a menswear collection, all handmade in England and Italy. Each product is hand finished by skilled craftsmen employing traditional assembly methods, which are brought to life using the finest materials each season.
Most known for its beautifully innovative designed feminine footwear and handbags, the use of exotic materials, eye-catching shapes, metallics and the perfect balance of classical meets innovation, qualifies the label as a red-carpet staple. When describing the DNA of the brand Marion says that she has always created unique shapes that more often than not require new and cutting edge construction techniques.
“I always had an eye for unusual shapes and seek out to create pieces that empower rather than overpower its wearer. The use of high gloss finished leather and exotic skins for the shoes, and for the handbags, sophisticated clean lines, visible stitching and customised hardware has become synonymous with the brand,” she said.
Over the past two fashion seasons, animal print has made a fierce comeback and stood its ground. For those who dare to take a walk on the wild side, animal print has been classed as the ‘new neutral’ for any fashionista’s wardrobe.
Marion Ayonote, uses her exotic Nigerian heritage as inspiration to design beautiful footwear that will be sure to bring out the ‘inner creature’ in you. She crafts her shoes using water snake skin, sheep hair, stingray skin, lamb leather, calf hair to create timeless silhouettes. Clashed with bold and bright colours for a eccentric finish, Marion Ayonote’s shoes are for those woman who dare to be different and elegant.