On this blog, we are always looking at ways that fashion and design intersect. In our last post, we looked at some of the fabulous new designs from the Valentino Fall 2013 RTW collection and saw how the designers took inspiration from old Delft and Dutch master patterns. It’s also fun to see that textile designer Madeline Weinrib has partnered with shoe aficionado Monolo Blahnik to debut four shoe styles – a pump, wedge, smoking shoe and sandal. Weinrib, known for her fabulous Ikat fabrics, and the granddaughter of ABC Carpet & Home founder Max Weinrib, was a natural fit for the shoe designer. Here are a few of the creations – the light fabrics are fun for Spring and Summer! The Yald and Tarantina will be great for the beach!