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Megumi Ochi Celebrates 10 Years of Minimalism

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Japanese designer Megumi Ochi is celebrating its 10th anniversary of her namesake collection with a Fall ’16 line that encapsulates her minimal take on forward-thinking designs. Ochi, a regular at Micam, presented the line for the first time at GDS last week.

A pointed toe mule in buttery soft olive leather is a perfect example of the brand’s simplistic nature. Other highlights in the fall collection include an elfin-like ultra low bootie offered in off-white and olive green calf hair, pointed toe flats and kitten heels with eye-catching asymmetrical toplines and crepe sole flats.

Suede and leather boots in tall, mid and short heights, are accented with flat knots on the side and feature stacked heels dipped in coordinating shades of black and gray.

A three-piece collection comprising a loafer, oxford and patent pump with a thick ankle strap, is a standout for its translucent block heel without any visible studs, nails or glue. Sonoe Nanko, manager of international sales, said the crystal clear heel is a bestseller.

The line, designed and made in Spain with leathers from Spain and Italy, has a strong following in Italy, Belgium and Japan, Nanko reported. The line is currently sold in the U.S. at Assembly New York. The fall collection wholesales for 70-90 euros for shoes to 130-160 euros for boots.

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