5 Minutes with Deborah Lyons

by Sandy Ramirez

While enjoying the fresh air outside The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tents in Bryant Park, I happened to meet Mechante of London designer Deborah Lyons, who explained her visit to the U.S. as “for the design and New York.” That, and the fact that the shoes she designed were part of several shows this week.

Clad in fashionably feather-trimmed coat of her own design, and clutching her Miu Miu bag as a shield against all things, she related her shoe design philosophy. In her words, she designs “fashionable, comfortable shoes. I am a woman designer, and I want to design fashionable things that women can wear all day, and be comfortable.” This season that tact focuses in metallic iridescent colors.

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