Have you ever felt like you were in paradise? Possibly. But if you also really believed you were in heaven, you couldn’t have been anywhere else but in Casadei’s showroom the day of the launch of a new shoes collection. Or at least in one of the Italian brand’s boutiques.
Having its beginnings during the 1950s boom of the Made in Italy artisanship, with its own stores by the 1970s and a proper Middle East expansion as early as the ’80s, Casadei has an ideal portfolio. Campaigns shot by Mario Testino, limited editions for Swarovski, an already traditional collaboration with New York designer Prabal Gurung…
But these aren’t the reasons for which Cesare Casadei’s shoes are regulars in Victoria Beckham’s outfits or are the manifest soft spot of Madonna or Lady Gaga, Eva Longoria, Miranda Kerr, Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Jessica Alba, Penelope Cruz… and the list could go on with a few dozens other famous and stylish women!
The reasons are the Casadei shoes themselves. And to get back to our paradise talk… In Milan, the Italian designer has just launched its fall-winter collection. And the inspirations behind the leather + pure imagination little gems are the Venice of the Roaring Twenties and the music of Daft Punk! Yes, shoes’ heaven is a really fashion-forward hotspot!
Photos: Casadei & Catalin Opritescu www.lightaholic.com