NEW YORK, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ann Taylor partners with Vince Camuto to relaunch and expand its footwear collection, doubling its assortment in stores and online. Lisa Axelson, Head of Design, and her team designed the new collection to capture the chic, sophisticated aesthetic of the iconic brand.
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"We are always looking for ways to enhance our client's experience. We designed a beautiful collection of shoes that complements the multifaceted lives women lead today and delivers on our brand promise of providing them with style, quality, comfort and fit," said Axelson. "There was a natural creative synergy with the Camuto team in bringing our vision to life."Vince Camuto, founder and CEO of Vince Camuto said, "We are proud to be the first-ever footwear design partner of such an influential and iconic women's brand. Ann Taylor is renowned for sophisticated style, and we look forward to the opportunity to blend their signature feminine aesthetic with beautifully crafted footwear." The assortment for fall includes everything from a statement-making laser-cut shootie to a must-have pointy heel to a week-to-weekend riding boot. Highlights include heels ranging from a commanding four inches to a kitten height as well as a selection of gorgeous ballet flats with quilted leather and pointed metallic cap toe details. The collection is brought to life with dedicated in-store destinations within Ann Taylor stores throughout the United States and Canada and on anntaylor.com. About Ann TaylorFounded in 1954, Ann Taylor's rich heritage has always been synonymous with iconic style and fashion for modern working women. Having evolved throughout the decades to meet women's changing needs, aspirations and roles, today Ann Taylor is defined by a unique balance of fashion and work for women of substance and style across every generation. The Ann Taylor brand has become a favorite style destination for modern women, attracting some of the world's most celebrated style icons as its biggest fans, including United States First Lady Michelle Obama, Kate Hudson, Angelina Jolie, Diane Kruger, Halle Berry, Jessica Alba and many more. Today Ann Taylor operates 275 stores across the United States, as well as an e-commerce website at www.anntaylor.com, and three international stores in Toronto, Canada. Ann Taylor is a division of ANN INC (NYSE: ANN). About Vince Camuto Vince Camuto is a lifestyle concept started by footwear icon Vince Camuto that is built upon the founding principles of quality, innovation and style. Key elements include premium detailing, modern fit and consumer accessibility at a price, value and aesthetic that are unmatched in today's retail landscape. The product offering spans 31 categories of sportswear and lifestyle, including footwear, handbags, ready to wear, dresses, coats, cold weather accessories, belts, jewelry, sun and optical, fragrance, home, swimwear, and menswear. Vince Camuto is currently available in over 1400 points of distribution globally and also online at vincecamuto.com. SOURCE Ann Taylor