Sometime last year, I met up with W, who brought me to a bridal studio down town to browse some new shoes that her friend was about to launch.
That was how I met Shiqi Fang, a young lady from Shanghai, who wants to bridge the gap between quality designers shoes and the exorbitant price point. Over a bottle of apple cider, I learnt that she designed the shoes and had them manufactured in China, using nappa leather and other premium materials to achieve similar level of quality as many well-known labels. That day, I posted a photo of a pair of embellished pumps which I saw at the studio and the response gathered from readers was warm.
Fast forward two months later, Atelier Fang is officially opened at Mandarin Gallery Level 3.
The Patent Leather Spiked Pumps (S$319) above is my absolute favorite from Atelier Fang’s maiden collection. It’s a pity that these shoes were not available in size 41 the last I checked (Shiqi, please do something about it!). The shoes were made from soft patent leather that were reminiscent to some of the higher-end staples in my shoe cupboard. The heels were embellished with the right amount of crystals and studs - they are a little bit similar to Sam Edelman’s spiked heels except these are a lot more wearable with lower and chunkier heels.
Of course, if you can’t walk without high heels, the Crystal Sexy Kill (S$599) is encrusted with several sparkly crystals and accentuated with a few gold studs. The heels are sturdily made, but coupled with the high platform, these should be rather comfortable to strut in for seasoned heels wearers.
Crystal Nappa Pumps (S$299)
Nappa Pump (S$299)
Strap Ankle Suede Pumps (S$319)
Jeffrey Campbell inspired – Contoured Wedge Pumps (S$319)
Orange Rainbow Patent Leather Wedge – S$399
Using materials such as horsehair, calf leather, suede and patent leather, there are a good range of classics and trendy designs at the boutique in Mandarin Gallery. With price range from S$219 to S$699, I reckon Atelier Fang could be the candy store of a shoegal without breaking too much of her bank account.
Atelier Fang is located at #03-21A Mandarin Gallery.
我想每个女生都想往有质感，又舒适的鞋子。但这类使用优良皮革的鞋子，通常价格也相当昂贵。最近，本地出现了新女鞋品牌Atelier Fang，主旨优良品质，合理价格。该品牌的创始人方诗齐来自上海，自己设计鞋子，选用来自欧洲的优质材料，再送去中国的工厂制造。鞋子价格介于新币219至699元，若有兴趣不妨到位于乌节路Mandarin Gallery3楼的Atelier Fang看看。
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