In the realm of shoe designers, there are a select few “Holy Grail” designers that most women can only aspire to claim a pair from, with Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik and Brian Atwood chief among them. With all due respect to these design demigods, there is a hot young newcomer who is, fittingly, close on their heels: Ryan Haber. Though he is relatively new to the scene — his first collection is set to debut this fall — many in the industry are positively abuzz over Ryan’s sexy yet chic designs. Hailing from Cleveland, Ohio, Ryan embarked upon several career paths before discovering his passion for footwear, including architecture and interior design; these influences are apparent in his current work, as his shoes are beautifully constructed yet injected with unusual details, from a silver stud-bedecked toe to interesting cutouts. And, of course, each shoe isn’t complete without a vertiginous heel — the adage goes, “The higher the heel, the sexier the shoe,” and Ryan Haber certainly concurs!
Here are some sketches of Ryan’s upcoming creations (courtesy of the Ryan Haber Collection Facebook Page). Keep up with Ryan by following him on Twitter and Facebook…and remember, you heard it here first!