British fashion house L.K. Bennett celebrated the debut of its shoe collab with fellow Brit brand Bionda Castana on Thursday night at The Gramercy Park Hotel. L.K.Bennett CEO Robert Bensoussan along with Bionda Castana co-founders Natalia Barbieri and Jennifer Portman welcomed ‘it’ girls to dine in celebration of the collab’s quirky take on two timeless brands. The likes of Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor, Harley Viera Newton, and jewelry designer Jennifer Creel slipped on their stilettos for this chic dinner.
This range follows haute on the heels of a growing list of collabs that L.K. Bennett has taken part in, including collections with Gone Girl star Rosamund Pike, model Laura Bailey, and style star Caroline Issa. The brand’s collaboration with Bionda Castana is the first with another fashion brand, and it features 20 styles in six silhouettes that range from summery lace-up sandals to sophisticated court heels.
A mix of delicate scalloped edges, checkered patterns and sexy ankle laces played well with L.K. Bennett’s streamlined shapes. Naturally, the designs make for a unexpected pairing that speaks to the collaboration’s brilliance.