The New West in white patent leather
Cardinal patent leather with imperial red croc overlay
Pink patent leather packs a punch
A favorite: the New West in cobalt and celeste patent leather
Classic black croc and python
These boots would make anyone happy
Rose gold leather for the win
Prabal Gurung knows how to do color
Lizzie Means Duplantis and Sarah Means
We’ve been major fans of Dallas-based artisanal boot line Miron Crosby ever since it opened its jewelbox aerie in Highland Park Village less than three years ago. Owners Sarah Means and Lizzie Means Duplantis are masters of authentic Texas flair with a high dose of fashion, and their cool-girl style has taken off like western wildfire, having been featured in Town & Country, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, and others.
Now, Miron Crosby is making its runway debut. Designed in partnership with luxury ready-to-wear designer Prabal Gurung, The Miron Crosby x Prabal Gurung collection was presented at New York Fashion Week on Sunday along with Gurung’s Spring 2020 collection, a modern-day homage to the romanticism of the American West.
The collaboration includes updated takes on two vintage boot styles, both of which are steeped in history and undeniable style. The ‘New West,’ a midi-height boot with open pull holes and paisley detailing, was inspired by rodeo boots worn by women in the 1960s (side note, this sounds like the premise of an amazing TV show). The style comes in five punchy colorways, all in shiny patent leather. This is the first time Miron Crosby has used the material and we hope it’s not the last — the all-white is just as striking as the pink combination of parfait, hibiscus, and amaranth.
The second style, the ‘Legend,’ takes its cues from the intricate stitching found on traditional cowboy boots dating back to the 1880s. A delicate rose above the heel adds a feminine touch, and echoes the rose motif seen throughout Gurung’s Spring 2020 collection, a nod to unexpected romance as well as to the National Flower of the United States. It’s offered in three leather colorways, a mirrored rose gold, a white capped with electric yellow patent, and a delicious pastel swirl of pink, mint, daffodil, and blue.
Like all of Miron Crosby’s boots, both styles are handcrafted in the brand’s 160-year old facility in south Texas, where no less than 40 skilled artisans are required to make each individual pair. Since launching with his first collection 10 years ago, Gurung has maintained a commitment to sustainability, producing 80 percent of his pieces locally in New York City and a majority of the rest in Nepal, the country where he grew up and now supports the work of local female artisans.