If you live in a fashion city, and you know that fashion weeks are about to come, you also know that a lot of satellite events will embellish and decorate the city and it is just about keeping your eyes wide open to find the must not to miss.
It’s now that brands dress up to the nine and if you want to discover the real good quality product, wait for the pop-ups and enjoy being delighted by everything best Italy has to offer.
Since February 15th, if you are in Milan, you can visit Luisa Tratzi’s temporary shop in via Solferino 40B, see and touch her collections and by all means discover one of the most exquisite designers for elegant shoes.
If you cannot be there, we were there for you and here’s everything you need to know about a great designer and a pride for Italian shoemaking.
The brand Luisa Tratzi was born in 2013 moved by the love for the made in Italy. Every shoe is a piece of design that combines handcraft, artistry, innovation, technological research and aesthetic innovation.
It’s a product that is located wholly in Lombardy, in the excellence districts of Vigevano and Parabiago.
What stuns about the shoes is the care for details, the selective choice of the best materials, the studies on wearability and the superb quality of these handmade shoes.
The designer plays with contrasts and forms, keeping balance and originality completing one another.
The love, the passion and the care are evident in every detail of every piece, the beautiful research for unique chromaticism is really one of a kind. This is Italian savoir faire at its best. These shoes are somewhere in between architecture and design and have a very distinctive elegant and seductive silhouette.
Luisa Tratzi has already designed 10 whole collections that have been shown during fashion week, Who’s Next in Paris and Coterie in New York.
The young designer, only 29 years old, born in Turin, is truly one of the big new talents to remember. Graduated in Fashion & Textile Design at the prestigious NABA in Milan, she starts her career in fashion, designing women’s clothing and beachwear becoming finalist at the international contest “the link award” in Cannes, France.
After landing among the 20 finalists of the Next Generation contest promoted by Camera della Moda, Milan Fashion Chamber, in 2013 she starts her own brand, designing luxury shoes that are wholly designed, crafted and assembled in Italy, supervising each and every creative and productive step of the production.
Her architectural heels are her signature, together with the extremely feminine design. And don’t forget the total black sole that is soaked and dyed in a way that grants durability and prevents the fading of the color, no matter the usage of the shoe.
Every shoe bears the logo, placed on the sole. It is made of brass and covered with palladium: a rare metal used in jewellery that makes it stainless.
A talent that has been noticed very early in her career. Selected among the best creative brands on an international level from The National Fashion Chamber in Italy, she has presented her first collection in Milan Fashion Week February 2014 and Paris Fashion Week July 2014.
In 2017 Luisa has been selected as “top emerging shoe designer” by Footwear News USA and her shoes are chosen and regularly worn by many Italian celebrities.
SPRING SUMMER COLLECTION 2019 “MEDITERRANEAN SOUND”
The collection Mediterranean Sound is inspired by nature. The shoes are sinuous, with a lot of asymmetrical cuts, and the design that literally hugs your feet.
Sandals are all about waves and curvilineal stripes, contrasty materials and patent leather inserts. Heels are again the mark of the designer, they are varied and go from stiletto to low heels that look like paddles by the sea.
Colors are lively and intense, going from sunset tones to blue and turquoise meeting gold and burned orange. Evening shoes are in black with metal inserts or suede.
WHERE TO FIND LUISA TRATZI SHOES?
If you are in Milan now during Fashion Week, she has a temporary shop in Via Solferino 40b, with some special offers, up to the 24th of February. She meets you by appointment, find more on her website. Her shoes are sold in the best shops worldwide, or on e-commerce at luisatratzi.it