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Stories Of Change

Stories Of Change

We all have the power within us to create change and contribute to a better, more equal future – even the smallest actions have an impact. 

Empowered women empower women, so in celebration of International Women's Day we will donate $3 from every sale and you get to choose where it goes!
What do you care about? 

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Party, Evening & Special Occasion Shoes

Party, Evening & Special Occasion Shoes

ESSEN was founded on the idea that design can feel as good as it looks, no matter the occasion. Designed by women for women, ESSEN Bridal is a capsule collection of timeless silhouettes, elevated with modern touches, that never sacrifice comfort for style.

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ESSEN x Linden Cook

ESSEN x Linden Cook

Fashion has a waste problem - we want to fix it. Shop on-demand, lower your carbon footprint and pre-order this special collaboration with sustainable jewellery brand Linden Cook at 15% off today. Read More
Alexandria Coe | In Her Shoes

Alexandria Coe | In Her Shoes

We’ve long admired the work of London based Artist Alexandria Coe. Her art focuses on simplified drawings, inspired by an authentic relationship with the body. Her own understanding of the female form guides her hand to create powerful forms that are abstract in their simplicity, yet instantly recognisable to the viewer.

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Harriet Parry | In Her Shoes

Harriet Parry | In Her Shoes

We were first introduced to Harriet’s work when she hosted a pop-up in London a few months ago and were immediately drawn to her creations. We stopped for a chat and Harriet was immediately warm, welcoming and full of life.  Read More
Delphine Del Val | In Her Shoes

Delphine Del Val | In Her Shoes

When it comes to bold, talented women, Parisian-born Delphine Del Val is an expert. She is one. She knowns where to find them. And she runs one of New York’s most innovative talent agencies, POOL Creatives, that represents them exclusively. 
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Alex Proba | In Her Shoes

Alex Proba | In Her Shoes

One glance and you know a design is Alex Proba. The New York-based multidisciplinary designer and art director’s mastery of colour and pattern is as distinctive as it is in demand - we can’t get enough of her surreal compositions and hand-drawn abstractions.  Read More
A Still Life Series

A Still Life Series

Shot in collaboration with photographer Victoria Zschommler and stylist & set designer Athanasia Spathis, this still-life series explores the nature of those building blocks – using materials that form the world around us juxtaposed with footwear that forms the foundation of a well-curated wardrobe.

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Sophia Li | In Her Shoes

Sophia Li | In Her Shoes

We were first introduced to Sophia at the beginning of 2017 through ESSEN friend Lydia Pang after relocating to New York. Sophia was immediately warm, welcoming and full of life. Sophia worked at Vogue as the Entertainment Media Editor for four years, she recently left this role to pursue other exciting challenges where she will be working as a creative consultant across a range of fashion & beauty brands.

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Sabine Marcelis | In Her Shoes

Sabine Marcelis | In Her Shoes

Born in The Netherlands and raised in New Zealand, Sabine now calls Rotterdam home where she runs her studio experimenting in material, installation and object design. Famed for her unique ways of creating unexpected magic with materiality, Sabine already has long list of collaborators including top brands like Aesop, Isabel Marant and Repossi. 

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Mary Peffer | In Her Shoes

Mary Peffer | In Her Shoes

Mary Peffer is a Los Angeles-based writer and fashion executive. Following a decade in New York City, where she worked in-house for Saint Laurent's Communications team, she moved to the west coast to explore personal creative projects. Presently, Mary holds the title of Senior Global Director of Marketing and Communications at premium denim label, J Brand. We sat down with Mary to find out more about her life in LA, her career, and what inspires her.

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