For spring 1999, Pierre Hardy created his first collection of women’s shoes under his own name. The style is established, and the approach is a radical one. The uncompromising collection produces cutting-edge pieces with pointed shapes in sliced leather with razor-sharp heels.
The introduction of men's shoes to the brand in 2002 turned Hardy's attention inevitably to sneakers, which have gradually found their way into the lexicon of his exquisitely elegant women's shoes, as in this season's preposterously fabulous 'Speed' stilettos.
Pierre Hardy likes a long, lean silhouette, perched high on arched shoes. His heels, frequently stilettos, are authoritative. Avoiding references in the quest for timeless elegance, Pierre Hardy favors classic materials : box calf, patent leather, kid. Taking a selective stand even with an often-narrow color range, Pierre Hardy regularly sticks to black and white.
Pierre Hardy creates footwear comparable to miniature architecture with clean lines and sculptural volume that tend towards simplicity. The result is a strong style that is equal parts graphic and sensual.