In the U.S -
I first interviewed Ruthie Davis through Skype for a feature article in Raine Magazine - NYC. One of her luxury shoes detailed with glamorous spikes was featured on the cover that issue - a stunning tribute to her talent.
'I didn't spend a lot of time talking about what I was going to do. I just built the shoes. Playing off my love of futuristic and modern sports shoes, I created a wedge made out of titanium. It was very techie, like Mac’s PowerBook G4. Then there were these really cool graphite heels. I don’t have the energy to do something that has been done already. From the very first collection, people were drawn to my shoes because they are unique. For the launch, I chose a gallery in West Chelsea where we hung all the shoes as though they were art. At that point, rather than worrying about who was going to buy my shoes, I just wanted to see something tangible.'
'To be honest, there never was a light-bulb moment where I thought, ‘This will be a success.’ I just had faith that my years of experience in the industry, my commitment to work very hard, and my willingness to learn and grow from my mistakes all gave me a good chance to make it work. My confidence comes from the fact that I am a woman. I know what women want on their feet. This gives me great trust in my design instincts.'”
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