Rachel Roy Designs New Shoe Line

Shoes by Rachel Roy; courtesy of WWD, Thomas Iannaccone

Rachel Roy's shoes will go on sale this August. Having taken "designer inspiration" from her footwear mentor Manolo Blahnik, the Rachel Roy collection of around 30 shoe styles will retail from $200–600 and include flats, pumps, boots, and booties. The new venture is separate from her Rachel Rachel Roy diffusion line, but will apparently influence the latter's look in future seasons. “I don’t want shoes unless they are strong and sexy. I don’t want them to be just strong or just sexy,” says Roy. "[A strong and sexy look] represents the woman I want to be.”