By Jacquelyn Lewis, Footwear News
Neal Salisbury, the newest designer at Donald J Pliner, is all about rock ’n’ roll, the color purple and pushing the design envelope.
As the creative force behind the company’s recently unveiled diffusion line, DMSX, he has given the collection a decidedly city-chic vibe, with Prince as his muse.
DMSX includes a variety of boots, pumps, flats, sandals and wedges. In fact, styles run the gamut from a refined pointy-toe flat in tan vachetta to an urban metallic-purple boot on a white platform. Materials include burnished nappas, patents and calf hair, and each sole is colored in the label’s signature “Shanghai purple.”