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Abel Muñoz Captures the Spirit of the Seventies

For designer Abel Muñoz, the resurgence of ’70s fashion is an ideal time to explore his passion for rich suede and intense colors in his eponymous line of dress footwear.

“The Seventies represent a free-spirited attitude and a moment in time where women broke down barriers,” he said. For Spring ’16, Muñoz takes these ideas and illustrates them with strong silhouettes, loose but contained fringe and sharper edges that he says reference a touch of futurism.

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VIEW GALLERY: Spring ’16 Abel Munoz

In addition to launching new styles, Muñoz has revisited a selection from his archive that reference fashion’s return to retro. “The silhouettes are constantly evolving, but this collection really does harken back to the past for inspiration,” he explained.

Heel heights vary and range from 8.5 cm to 12.5 cm. Standout styles include the graphic Alpina stiletto in bold orange suede, the Talitha, a double-layered fringe platform sandal in vibrant mustard and an office-friendly Heze, a smooth deconstructed Mary Jane.

The Made in Italy line will retail for $600-$700. Abel Muñoz is currently sold at George C in Toronto and The Wardrobe Gallery in London and online at The Real Real.

Photography by Michael Alberstat