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:: Spotlight :: Mary-Kyri launches her Autumn/Winter 08/09 shoe collection

By: Carmine Pascuzzi

Australian born Mary-Kyri has developed a reputation for designing beautiful, unique, highly fashionable stilettos made from the finest Italian leathers and produced entirely in Italy.

From late 2005, Mary-Kyri boldly set her sights on creating her first shoe collection. On impulse she sold her car and purchased a return ticket to Italy to fulfil this dream. Once there, she secured a meeting with one of Italy’s most prestigious manufacturers who create footwear for Burberry, Prada and Valentino. Mary-Kyri then worked in the factory, learning every aspect of high fashion shoe manufacture and began to design her first collection. In March 2006 Mary-Kyri’s dream was realised and her first collection ‘Virago’ was released in Australia and New Zealand.

Mary-Kyri has developed a reputation for producing beautiful, unique, high fashion stilettos that are also extremely comfortable. In Australia, New Zealand and Italy her designs are stocked in prestigious boutiques and department stores alongside Marc Jacobs, Prada, Versace, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Chloe. They have featured in Australia’s top fashion magazines including; Vogue Australia, Instyle, Black and White, Curve and Who Weekly. She also has celebrities clamouring for a pair of her heels, including Princess Mary of Denmark, Kylie Minogue and Cate Blanchett.
Australia’s premier designers Sass & Bide used Mary-Kyri shoes for the 2007 Melbourne Fashion Festival.

Mary-Kyri is a passionate and dynamic businesswoman who has been profiled in numerous long-lead magazines and newspapers, also speaking at a number of business seminars. An incredible achievement for a young business.

Mary-Kyri has now launched her Autumn/Winter 08/09 Collection, Sameer, which illustrates the contrasting effects of unique styling with timeless elegance. Thigh high detachable boots converting into shoes, fashionable sky high stilettos promoting extreme comfort, patent translucent lacquered stretch leathers and crocodile and snake skin finishes are some of the distinct styling and finishes which make Mary-Kyri shoes so unique.

The international brand Mary-Kyri is available in Australia, Italy, Dubai and New Zealand, her designs are stocked in prestigious boutiques such as Cactus Jam, La Vetrina Di Beryl, Jean Brown and Runway sitting alongside Stella McCartney, Versace, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Chloe. The launch of her Autumn/Winter 08/09 collection in the USA and UK has recently begun.

Celebrities including Kim and Khloe Kardashian, Kylie and Danni Minogue, Kate Moss, Megan Gale, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Jade Jagger, and Fergie are already huge fans of Mary-Kyri shoes. In fact, the Kardashian sisters saw the shoes first hand where designer Ruth Tarvydas used Mary-Kyri shoes for the modelling of her new collection at the recent Rosemount Australian Fashion Week in Sydney.

Mary-Kyri Shoes have also featured in national and international top fashion magazines including, Instyle, Monocle, Who Weekly, Curve, Cream, Vogue, Ok!, Karen (NZ). Fotoshoe Italia, Beijing Leather, Drapers, WSA USA, Footwear News New York and Ultimate Accessories Guide New York.

Buyers and agents can make appointments to view the Sameer Winter 08/09 collection.

Mary-Kyri (centre) and friends
Mary-Kyri with Kim Kardashian (left) and Khloe Kardashian (right) during their recent Sydney visit
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