Part of my day job as a fashion stylist involves finding cool little treats for my clients so I’m always obsessing over under the radar design talent who are creating really wonderful things from random corners of the world. I found about Jerome C. Rousseau a little while ago and have been dying to share him with ShoeTube followers. So here you go! Hurry and check out his part club kid, part lady, part glam rocker, part Victorian 2009 collections!
A little about this phenom, Jerome Chouinard-Rousseau: He’s a French-Canadian from Québec who has worked in London and Los Angeles for ten years. He started out as a footwear design student at Cordwainers College in London (Famous for alum like Jimmy Choo) and later went on to work with Matthew Willamson and Isabella Fiore. Today he masterminds his own beautiful line from Playa de Rey, a beach neighborhood in Los Angeles, and sells to high end retailers internationally including Harvey Nichols, Barneys and Net-a-porter.
I’m obsessed with his cut-out booties (especially the gold ones seen here) and the color combos he uses in his designs. Celebrities like Cameron Diaz are already scooping them up, so you can count on seeing a lot more of this rising footwear star.