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Alex Proba | In Her Shoes

One glance and you know a design is Alex Proba. The New York-based multidisciplinary designer and art director’s mastery of colour and pattern is as distinctive as it is in demand, and from London Design Fair to murals all over New York and her own collection of rugs and ceramics, we can’t get enough of her surreal compositions and hand-drawn abstractions. Alex’s creativity is endless and her prolific process of self-discovery, past and present, includes creating poster a day, a mural a month and a series of unborn objects screaming to be made - and that’s not even her day job! We take a spin in Alex Proba’s shoes. You grew up in Germany, studied in Germany and the Netherlands...

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A Still Life Series

For us, modern femininity means knowing yourself and being true to your own individual style. Our shoes and understated designs are the building blocks that complement this type of woman.  Our offering is a collection of effortless essentials that never fall out of style and can be carried over from season to season. We design every style with our own wardrobes in mind.  Shot in collaboration with photographer Victoria Zschommler and stylist & set designer Athanasia Spathis, this still-life series explores the nature of those building blocks – using materials that form the world around us juxtaposed with footwear that forms the foundation of a well-curated wardrobe.  Raw materials, artfully arranged in an industrial setting, create a campaign that explores both the raw beauty...

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Sophia Li | In Her Shoes

We were first introduced to Sophia at the beginning of 2017 through ESSEN friend Lydia Pang after relocating to New York. Sophia was immediately warm, welcoming and full of life. Sophia worked at Vogue as the Entertainment Media Editor for four years, she recently left this role to pursue other exciting challenges where she will be working as a creative consultant across a range of fashion & beauty brands.  We sat down with Sophia and asked her a few questions about herself, her career and what inspires her. Can you tell us a little about your background – what path led you to working for, and your new role as a Creative Consultant? Everyone always asks me about my instagram handle @sophfei and where it comes from: the story behind it...

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Inside Our Factories | Made in Spain

The simplest shapes often require the most detail and when we set out to make our first heeled sandal, we knew we wanted quality that would stand the test of time. To create the timeless look we wanted for our Elevated Essential, we needed a factory that could craft shoes the slow way. Our Spanish, family run factory sits at the border of a medieval town and is home to our team of master craftsmen who have been making shoes with time-honoured techniques for generations.  The tradition shoemaking in Menorca is one that dates back to the 18th century. Locals say Menorcans have been crafting quality, handmade shoes for as long as they can remember. In a time before tourism,...

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Sabine Marcelis | In Her Shoes

Introducing Sabine Marcelis. One of the most innovative and exciting young global designers of her time, Sabine is a designer of products, interiors and installations.  Born in The Netherlands and raised in New Zealand, Sabine now calls Rotterdam home where she runs her studio experimenting in material, installation and object design. Famed for her unique ways of creating unexpected magic with materiality, Sabine already has long list of collaborators including top brands like Aesop, Isabel Marant and Repossi. During the summer, we travelled to Rotterdam where we had the pleasure of meeting Sabine at her studio to find out more about her life, her creative process and what inspires her. Photography of Sabine by Yuvali Theis Above The Perfect Pump in Limited Edition...

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