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 Exclusive: Bionda Castana Designer Natalia Barbieri Chats About Fall 2013 Campaign

The Art of Shoes – British shoe brand Bionda Castana is known for its detail-orientated and elegant style. Today, we have an exclusive first look at the brand’s fall 2013 campaign. In the past, BC has found inspiration ranging from film noir to pop art for its advertisements. And this season is just as inspired with their designs appearing in illustrated form courtesy of artist Sonia Hensler. We talked to one half of the design duo, Natalia Barbieri, in an exclusive Q&A where she reveals more about the campaign’s influence and working with design partner Jennifer Portman.

Shoes for me are the starting point of every outfit and say a lot about a person. It’s great to be able to offer something different to the market and see it worn in magazines and on the street.
–Natalia Barberi

bionda5 Bionda Castanas Spring/Summer 2013 Campaign is All About the Shoes

Summer Shoes – The spring-summer 2013 campaign from British shoe label Bionda Castana once again enlists photographer Aaron Tilley for a series of colorful images evoking summer. This season introduces couture-like detailing with woven raffia trims, hand-appliquéd silk flowers and scalloped edges. With creative direction by designer Natalia Barbieri and prop styling by Michelle Hillier, the Bionda Castana woman transforms depending on her look in a range of platforms, boyish flats, wedges and ankle boot styles. / Set design by Snakeskin Jackets Ltd

bionda castana2 Bionda Castanas Fall 2012 Campaign Features Leggy, Femme Fatale Style

Irresistible Shoes – Inspired by film noir, British shoe label Bionda Castana offers these seductive images captured by Aaron Tilley for its fall 2012 campaign. With the spotlight (quite literally) on the shoes and bags, the Bionda Castana woman is effortlessly sexy in python, velvet, suede, pony skin and nappa styles. Paired with lingerie and form-fitting skirts styled by Julia Brenard, the autumn season draws on the understated sensuality of forties and fifties films. / Creative by Hannah Teare