Courtney Crawford wants his designs to be "repulsively attractive". The St. Louis native is one of the golden 'beautiful people'; an award Paper Mag bestows on New York's movers and shakers. His career is thriving and, in case the quote didn't tip you off, in a somewhat unconventional manner. The Multi Color Pump in Nude, Red, and Black perhaps best symbolizes Crawford's aesthetic, one part trend focused (nude), one part vamp (red piping), and one part unpredictable New Yorker (the heel, baby). So far his designs do not seem to be repulsive in the least (nor is their price point) but alas, something that sexy could also be described as vulgar and then, just a few steps down the road, repulsive. Looks like Crawford has beat the the press to the chase which could mean the designer's in for a long run. Nothing, afterall, spells staying power than a shoe designer who can think on his feet.
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