With the launch of the flagship store which is scheduled to open this autumn in Ellis Street, South West London, Johnnie Pattullo, a renowned footwear designer and shoe guru both in the UK and USA, will be adding his own unique flair and creative eye to the self-titled luxury label.

Owner Gwendolyn Carrié says: ‘I’m delighted that Johnnie has joined the label upon his return to the UK because he brings with him an amazing talent and most importantly we share the same brand values; attention to detail, using unique materials and most of all, a firm belief that shoes should compliment the wearer and not overshadow or define them.’ Pattullo has returned to the UK following the filming of a women’s shoes and accessories programme in Los Angeles for FashionTV.

Pattullo adds: ‘It’s an ideal time to be at Gwendolyn Carrié, we have the new store preparations underway and it’s great to be involved in building this unique brand right from the beginning. I’m looking forward to creating extraordinary shoes for women using the fantastic shoe designs and silhouettes at Gwendolyn Carrié.’

The secret behind Gwendolyn Carrié Shoes is the use of the finest materials coupled with skilful hand-workmanship. The choice of delicate fabrics including fish skin and kid leather ensures maximum comfort, whilst specially crafted heels provide maximum stability. Her luxurious designs incorporate the use of vintage materials such as antique lace and production is kept to a limited edition basis in order to maintain exclusivity.

Gwendolyn Carrié’s Autumn/Winter 2007 collection offers a luxurious alternative to mainstream shoe ranges. Featuring a selection of styles from elegant evening heels to classic daytime flats and stylish boots, unique materials and traditional footwear manufacturing techniques are fused together resulting in extraordinary shoes for the fashion conscious female. For more information, please visit [http://www.gwendolyncarrie.com]