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Designer Ruthie Davis Teams Up With Disney To Create 'Power Princess' Shoes

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.

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With fans such as Beyoncé, Zendaya and Lady Gaga, it was clear that Davis' Disney-inspired collection was going to be created with powerful women in mind.

The designer's collection of "power princess shoes" are inspired by 11 Disney princesses.

The shoes are meant to encourage power. (Credit: Ruthie Davis/Disney)
The shoes are meant to encourage power. (Credit: Ruthie Davis/Disney)

The collection starts with Snow White in honour of this year's 80th anniversary of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs..

There is also a Mulan-themed line to coincide with the 20th anniversary of Princess Mulan.

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The Snow White collection is to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the film. (Credit: Ruthie Davis/Disney)
The Snow White collection is to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the film. (Credit: Ruthie Davis/Disney)

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."

Davis has access to all of Disney's assets. (Credit: Ruthie Davis/Disney)
Davis has access to all of Disney's assets. (Credit: Ruthie Davis/Disney)

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.

Davis used the Pantone number for Snow White's blue velvet gown to make sure she had the right shade. (Credit: Ruthie Davis/Disney)
Davis used the Pantone number for Snow White's blue velvet gown to make sure she had the right shade. (Credit: Ruthie Davis/Disney)

"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 hopes she can design Cinderella themed shoes soon. (Credit: Ruthie Davis/Disney)
Davis hopes she can design Cinderella themed shoes soon. (Credit: Ruthie Davis/Disney)

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

Topics: Disney, Style News, Fashion

Mark Cunliffe

Mark is a writer at LADbible with a creative writing background and a history working at some of Manchester's biggest agencies. He loves football and music that screams a lot.

 

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