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This weekend saw the biggest designer names show their collections at New York Fashion Week, with the likes of DKNY and Victoria Beckham taking centre stage. But a highlight for us was a former winner of US Project Runway, whose shoe collection dazzled onlookers at Saturday's shows: Christian Siriano, who already has an affordable range of groundbreaking footwear at Payless showed a new collection that quite simply blew us away.

Best of all, it's an affordable, high street range! Statement heels including the smooth clear perspex stems pictured above featured in a show that was anything but everyday, despite the price range they'll be sold at. You can see a selection of Christian Siriano's current collection for Payless here.

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Elsewhere in the collection, giant bows similar to those seen at Christian Louboutin bounced along beneath sheer tulle skirts while twinkling gemstones decorated vintagey t-bar pumps. Flat brogue lace-ups brought a more sober note to the party but even these were made up with a high gloss metallic finish: everything we saw spoke of celebration and fun.

We look forward to seeing more from this designer whose styles are currently available primarily in the US - but we are beginning to see his styles crop up more and more on eBay and elsewhere. Definitely one to look out for if you have a stateside holiday on the horizon!

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