Browns' Shoe Showdown SURELY the dream of any budding shoe designer is to see their creations sitting pretty alongside the likes of Christian Louboutin, Rupert Sanderson and Nicholas Kirkwood - and for Lislie Yeung, Sophia Grace and Chewling Lee it might not be a dream for much longer: they are the finalists of the first Browns Shoe Awards. Browns' owner Joan Burstein, owner of Gina Aydin Kurdash, Browns' buying director Erin Mullaney, Vogue fashion director Kate Phelan and shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood. The three finalists will now work with luxury footwear label Gina and its factory to have one of their designs made up into a sample. The winner will then have their capsule collection created and showcased at Browns - plus receive a percentage of the revenue from the retail sales of their design.