The American shoe designer Diana Broussard is set to launch her first solo collection in New York in July this year.

Speaking to the Fashion Wire Daily, Broussard said: "I wanted to get away from the stiletto which is everywhere, to something more crafted and organic, but still sexy. The collection is very sophisticated. I'm using nude and subtle-coloured suedes, metallic and burnished leathers, and detailing such as vintage decorative tassels".

Broussard has previously worked at Calvin Klein, with John Galliano at Dior and with Tom Ford at Gucci.