The Catwalk Choice When You Shop Online for Shoes In the Land Down Under, Vein Wear is the country’s leading men’s footwear designer, even if you shop online for shoes. Vein, by the talented designer Christopher McCallum, has had the distinction of being the footwear of choice by the top fashion houses of Australia. Vein opened its winter season with the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival main parades Morrisey, Kenzo and Leopold. Vein’s line of footwear was the natural shoe selection for Always Habit when they won the much desired Australian Design Awards in November 2005. Always Habit designs clothes for young, savvy professional men. They are looking for an impressively designed shoe to match their casual and flattering attire. Vein can give that. Vein shoes were the footwear of choice of top Aussie labels Leopold and Tom, and Dick and Harry when they unveiled their winter collections at the Mercedes Australian Fashion Week. The parades were exceptionally notable with both collections garnering excellent feedback from fashion critics. When Vein introduced its winter 2006 collection at the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival in March, there was no doubt which shoes should be worn by the top three of men’s collections of the season. Main features Kenzo, Leopold, and Morrisey chose to match their first class designs with Australian designer shoes by Vein. The fashion festival is definitely the pinnacle of our rise in Australian designer fashion. “Morrisey is a fashion icon. To be worn on the foot of his, Kenzo and Leopold’s collection is a great honor. “I know our shoes do their clothing justice,” says McCallum. At the forthcoming Mercedes Australian Fashion Week, Vein will be closely working with men’s hot fashion label Red Cordial. Retailers, stylists and other fashion industry people can also see a preliminary showing of Vein’s summer collection at MAFW’s Source Exhibition at the end of April, which can also be seen when you shop online for shoes. “At Vein, we are delighted to work with clothing designers. Footwear does not steal the limelight at fashion parades, but a designer collection show is too important to leave footwear up to models, friends or God forbid resort to pluggers,” says McCallum.