Let's be real: It was only a matter of time until Man Repeller's Leandra Medine
launched her own footwear line. Available Thursday, Net-A-Porter has partnered with the street-style star-cum-media mogul to launch her eponymous shoe collection: MR by Man Repeller. And needless to say, it's everything you'd expect from the woman who was an early advocate for her self-coined terms
like "arm party" and "shoepants."
Indicative of Medine's quirky, eclectic, and totally unrivaled aesthetic, the 10-piece collection includes velvet platforms, gold boots, and metallic loafers that are the icing on top of any overly layered, completely unexpected look. Plus, in classic MR fashion, the names are pure gold — an example? The "LOL If You Think I'm Walking" sandal.
"I didn't really think of the collection in terms of trends," Medine told Refinery29 of the offering. "I guess we touched upon the velvet trend and a higher length for boots than ankle, but I was really much more caught up in developing styles that would accommodate the holes in my own closet. How great are those velvet sandals going to look with tights and short dresses?"
And, with fall in full swing, Medine is looking to wear everyday shoes, too. "I come back to loafers every fall," she says. "They style really nicely with socks and mini skirts but look great (like, 'male '80s teenager' great) with straight-leg jeans too. They're comfortable and rendered in the fabrics we chose, and they speak to Man Repeller style really accurately. Meaning: You take a silhouette that is easy and everyone can understand and get behind, and then do something weird to it to make it uniquely yours."
The question is: How will you make these pieces all your own? Click on to see (and shop) the collection in full.