Brian Atwood is an American shoe designer who in 1996, after seven years of modelling, was hired by Versace in Milan where he rose to become Chief Designer of Women’s Accessories. He was named Best Shoe Designer consecutively in 2010 and 2011 by the “Red Carpet Fashion Awards.” Brian Atwood launched his own Milan-based brand in 2001, and later entered into a partnership with Steve Madden. His collections are known for their expert craftsmanship, bold prints, colours, and luxurious fabrics.