Refinery29: Max Kibardin
Siberian-born designer Max Kibardin's new footwear collection is made up of the shoes modern women dream of: luxurious, but youthful without being too trendy. Now based in Milan, Kibardin originally got his start studying apparel design in Paris. Inspired by everyday items from architecture to everyday market produce, Kibardin's Spring/Summer collection has a decidedly retro edge and borrows rich hues from exotic gemstones and minerals. With prices ranging from $400 to $2,500 a pair, the most shocking thing about Kibardin's line isn't the price tag; it's the whopping three months he spends hand-crafting a creation.