Nate Berkus
He's made a name for himself in the designer shoe market and today, Brian Atwood is also putting his mark in other areas of fashion as the creative director for the Bally brand. Nate talks with Brian about his career and his love of creating beautiful women's shoes.

After spending nearly a decade as an accessories designer for Versace, Brian began selling shoes and handbags under his own label in 2001. His shoes are now seen on some of the hottest celebrities in Hollywood, but Brian says his designs can make any woman feel like a star. "If you have great shoes on and a great bag, you can wear any kind of dress and [people] will just think, 'Wow,'" Brian says.

As the creative director for Bally, Brian says he is branching into both men's and women's fashions and is taking charge of the 156-year-old brand's look and feel. While Brian is keeping busy splitting time between offices in New York City and Milan, he says designing shoes is still one of his greatest passions and he'll continue putting out three or four collections a year with his signature style. "I like to make women's feet look beautiful," he says.
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