21 Jun The 18 Emerging Shoe Designers To Know Now
Call it a shoe rush. In the past few years, the footwear world has seen a storm of new names aiming — and often succeeding — to disrupt the market with innovative designs and serious, insatiable ambition.
Be it through clever influencer marketing, powerful alliances or a tumbleweed of social media momentum, this latest generation of can-do designers is no longer toying in obscurity or waiting to be discovered. Instead, these talents are taking charge of their own destiny and plowing through obstacles along the way, regardless of age, background of provenance.
Take our cover subjects: whiz kid Nicolò Beretta of Giannico, overachiever Paula Cademartori (whose popular eponymous handbag label recently launched shoes) and multitasker Amina Muaddi of Oscar Tiye, who also teaches shoemaking and is behind Alexandre Vauthier’s new footwear collection.