Designer Ruthie Davis Teams Up With Disney To Create 'Power Princess' Shoes
Designer Ruthie Davis has teamed up with Disney to create a range of Snow White and the Seven Dwards and Mulan-inspired 'power princess' shoes.
The designer's collection of "power princess shoes" are inspired by 11 Disney princesses.
Speaking about her collaboration with Disney, Davis told The Hollywood Reporter: "Universal approached me to produce Minions shoes for women in fall 2016 and that led to Home Shopping Network, where a friend recommended me to do shoes for their Beauty & The Beast license that launched last March.
"The Disney people saw my designs and asked if they could work with me directly and the rest is history. The idea being that I will cycle through the 11 Disney princesses as important princess milestones come up, from a film to a birthday or anniversary."
Items in the Snow White collection range from £386 to £618 and include sneakers, booties and stiletto sandals in leather and velvet with iconic details from the film captured in the embellishments.
Davis added: "I have access to the Disney assets, which is incredible - all of their visuals, patterns, prints, colours that I look at before I design the shoes.
"As an example, I got the Pantone number for Snow White's blue velvet gown from Disney for the exact shade of Snow White blue, and it is Disney artwork for the seven dwarfs in the heel of a velvet bootie and for the faces of the Evil Queen and Snow White on leather patches, custom-made in Italy, on leather booties, so one foot is good and the other is evil; depending on your mood, you can put your left foot or your right foot forward.
"Another sandal has colored crystals, because the seven dwarfs mined gemstones, and there are a lot of entertaining surprises like a little rose gold dwarf head on one of the shoes, that you might not even notice until you are tying the laces, and mini hand mirror zipper pulls."
Davis also admitted that she would love to create something for Cinderella, she said: "Cinderella was a real dreamer, and she worked hard and put her head down and swept floors and just believed that some day her dream would come true; that's my whole message to young women is to go after their dreams, work hard and dream big.
"I was also really obsessed with the glass slipper and the whole idea of this magical shoe. And then I ended up becoming a shoe designer!"
Featured Image Credit: Disney/Ruthie Davis