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Pierre Hardy admitted he finds designing men’s shoes more challenging than women’s, saying he creates for a range of archetypes. This was evident in his fall collection, largely inspired by musicians. “Music icons are more a focus for modern guys than art or cinema,” he explained. The reference was most evident in desert boots à la Britpop, pointed Eighties Billy Idol-inspired numbers in royal blue suede and heavy black buckled boots influenced by Kurt Cobain. He also took in more classic designs like three-tone leather loafers, and glammed up the loafer for evening in a colorful diamond-patterned velvet. His wide range of sneakers was more street-oriented, with blocky shapes and an Eighties NBA theme.

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