Thursday 21 June 2018

First Look: Amy Huberman's new Bourbon shoe collection has some seriously impressive designer look-a-likes

Stepping out: Amy Huberman wears one of her latest Bourbon Collection, 'The Quiet Man' ankle boot, €139.99.
Stepping out: Amy Huberman wears one of her latest Bourbon Collection, 'The Quiet Man' ankle boot, €139.99.
Amy Huberman in the SS16 Bourbon campaign. Picture: Eilish McCormick/Bourbon
Amy Huberman in the SS16 Bourbon campaign. Picture: Eilish McCormick/Bourbon
Amy Huberman in the SS16 Bourbon campaign. Picture: Eilish McCormick/Bourbon
Amy Huberman
Amy Huberman for Bourbon Footwear
Palm Beach by Amy Huberman for Bourbon Footwear
Gilda by Amy Huberman for Bourbon Footwear
Bringing Up Baby by Amy Huberman for Bourbon Footwear
Eternity Couch by Amy Huberman for Bourbon Footwear
Palm Beach by Amy Huberman for Bourbon Footwear
Desire by Amy Huberman for Bourbon Footwear
Blonde Venus by Amy Huberman for Bourbon Footwear
Night nurse by Amy Huberman for Bourbon Footwear
Arise by Amy Huberman for Bourbon Footwear
Born Yesterday by Amy Huberman for Bourbon Footwear
Carolina by Amy Huberman for Bourbon Footwear
Gilda by Amy Huberman for Bourbon Footwear
Eternity Couch by Amy Huberman for Bourbon Footwear
Dream Wife by Amy Huberman for Bourbon Footwear
Indiscretion by Amy Huberman for Bourbon Footwear
Love Metal by Amy Huberman for Bourbon Footwear
Ball of Fire by Amy Huberman for Bourbon Footwear
Bringing Up Baby by Amy Huberman for Bourbon Footwear
Rebecca Noir by Amy Huberman for Bourbon Footwear
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

After five years, Amy Huberman is already a seasoned expert at shoe design.

Since her first range with Bourbon Footwear debuted in 2012, the award-winning actress' fashion influence is only increasing - as are the size of her collections. Independent.ie Style got a sneak peek at the Autumn/Winter '17 94-piece selection, which offers both a nod to her roots and signal towards a more adventurous future.

Classic styles like American Beauty are back, albeit slightly modified, as are her best-selling staples like chelsea boots, pumps and dressed-up runners; but among the roster of reliable designs are a few surprises - and a designer look-a-like or two.

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Bringing Up Baby by Amy Huberman for Bourbon Footwear

Ball of Fire bear a resemblance to Gianvito Rossi's leather equivalent, but are available for about €700 less (€119.99). Similarly, the Bringing Up Baby (€99.99) range could be a double take to Stella McCartney's Elyse style, which retail for €650. Amy herself is a fan: the mother-of-two shared a glimpse of the flatforms on her Instagram, which has unsurprisingly seen a fresh surge of interest into her collection.

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Gilda by Amy Huberman for Bourbon Footwear

The Gilda trainer with pom-pom bring back memories of Joshua Sanders' SS17 showcase and the Spellbound range fit right in with athleisure trend. Huberman's collaboration with the Irish-owned company Buddha Brand, which also licenses Tommy Bowe's clothing and shoe range, has been one of the most lucrative fashion pairings in recent years - since joining the firm, with profits rising 29-fold in 2015.

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