If you were fortunate enough to afford to indulge in a shoe-shopping spree in the London borough of Hackney in the late 1980s, you might have stumbled upon a brick showroom filled with thigh-high black-leather boots, multi-colored sandals, and hot-pink satin high heels produced by a Malaysian-born designer named Jimmy Choo. Though acclaimed at the time, you would have beaten the crowds to Choo’s shoes, which became red-hot in 1990 after a woman the world knew simply as Di became one of his most loyal customers.
Throughout the 1990s, Choo footwear defined women’s glamour. By 1996 he had partnered with a magazine editor to launch a chain of high-end boutiques—the opening in 1999 of Choo’s Los Angeles branch caught the eye of Hollywood starlets, giving Choo shoes their red-carpet-ready reputation.
Among Choo’s most sought-after designs are his ankle boots, including the George, whose four-inch heel supports an upper of water-snake leather, the Erica, whose carved heel measures four-and-a-half inches, and the black patent leather Chicago, which has a revealing V cutout on the side.
In addition to a plethora of caged-ankle pumps, Choo’s most prized items of footwear could be his sandals, which range from demure flats to sexy, strappy affairs with two-to-four-inch heels. The ones with gold or silver metallic sling backs are especially eye-catching, if not the most practical things to wear to the beach.
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Jimmy Choo PLC logo Liberum Capital reissued their hold rating on shares of Jimmy Choo PLC (LON:CHOO) in a research note published on Monday, MarketBeat.Com reports. Jimmy Choo PLC (LON:CHOO) opened at 144.00 on Monday. Jimmy Choo PLC ...Read more
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Jimmy Choo PLC with EPIC/TICKER LON:CHOO has had its stock rating noted as 'Reiterates' with the recommendation being set at 'HOLD' today by analysts at Liberum Capital. Jimmy Choo PLC are listed in the Consumer Goods sector within UK Main ...Read more
Jimmy Choo helps fledgling Asian talent get a foot on the ladder to design successSouth China Morning Post (subscription), November 18th
Emerging talent in Southeast Asia took to the stage for Malaysia fashion week in Kuala Lumpur this month. The event is a showcase for emerging talent in Southeast Asia, and upping the celebrity factor was Malaysian shoemaker Jimmy Choo. The country's ...Read more
Mallory Maduka-Ike, the Perth student being mentored by Jimmy ChooDaily Mail, November 15th
For fashion fanatics and aspiring fashionistas, working with famed shoe designer Jimmy Choo is but a dream. But for budding young designer Mallory Maduka-Ike, it's a reality. The 25-year-old Perth-based designer flew to Malaysia early November after ...Read more
Jimmy Choo hires Elisabeth Murdoch as non-executive directorThe Guardian, November 13th
Jimmy Choo has hired Elisabeth Murdoch, the daughter of Rupert Murdoch, as a non-executive director. The upmarket shoe company, which joined the stock market last year, said Murdoch would join the board immediately. It described her as a leading ...Read more
Perth student's life with 'uncle' Jimmy ChooThe West Australian, November 12th
This morning she will pop upstairs to have breakfast with her “uncle” Jimmy Choo before finding out what the day holds for her — all part of an impossibly exciting rollercoaster of a mentorship she's serving under the shoe guru in Malaysia. Curtin...Read more
Fetty Wap - Jimmy Choo [New Song]HotNewHipHop, November 4th
As you could've guessed, the track is a bouncy & boisterous record that finds Fetty boasting about getting his woman Jimmy Choo's and everything else designer. Of course the hook is a melodic chorus that fans and more specifically ladies can sing along...Read more
WWD Summit: Jimmy Choo's Pierre Denis on Opportunities and Challenges in ChinaFootwear News, October 28th
Jimmy Choo CEO Pierre Denis believes that while the country is undergoing rapid change — and grappling with near-term challenges — there is still plenty of opportunity. “There has been recent turmoil in the market and everyone [releasing numbers] has ...Read more