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Leopards may use spots for camouflage, but Marci Ien and Diane Lee Clemons want women everywhere to step into the stunning print and stand out. The pair has stacked their 20-year friendship to new heights atop heels, slides and sneakers with the launch of their eponymous shoe line.

As Canada’s first female black-owned footwear line, IEN LEE is poised to break new ground in the fashion industry. The designs transition from work to play striking a beautiful balance between comfort and style.

It’s no surprise the long-time friends known for their shoe game, have paired to create a luxury lifestyle brand. Both Marci and Diane are fixtures in social and fashion circles. Diane Lee Clemons – who is married to Michael “Pinball” Clemons, one of Canada’s most beloved former athletes and social advocates – is a renowned singer and Juno nominee, philanthropist, motivational speaker, and television and radio personality. Marci Ien is an award-winning veteran journalist and host who has captivated Canadian audiences for more than twenty- five years. Her humanitarian work advocating for women and children’s rights has taken her across Canada and around the world.

IEN LEE is a privately-owned Canadian footwear and accessories brand based in Toronto, Canada.