Born into a family of shoemakers, Malaysian designer Jimmy Choo made his first shoe at the age of 11.
After graduating from college, Jimmy opened his first workshop and gained notoriety soon after by being featured in Vogue magazine.
Since then, Jimmy Choo has won numerous awards and built a multi-million dollar company (Jimmy Choo Ltd.) which makes some of the world’s most expensive and sought after shoes.
Italian shoemaker Bruno Magli got his start in the 1930’s after learning the craft from his grandfather.
In the decades that followed, Magli increased in popularity and gradually expanded his business all across the world.
His shoes are most famously attached to O.J. Simpson and were brought up during his murder trial. An FBI agent had identified shoe prints left at the crime scene as being Bruno Magli shoes, which Simpson had been known to wear.
Italian fashion giant Mario Prada is the founder of Prada, one of the most famous fashion companies in the world.
Prada runway shoes are renowned, with models being specially chosen to showcase them at fashion shows.
Sergio first learned shoemaking from his father in the 1950’s. By the 1970’s he was working with the likes of Gianni Versace. He would go on to create his own company which was eventually bought by Gucci.
As of late, Sergio Rossi has been working with eco-friendly materials in his creation of shoes.
A household name for anyone interested in fashion, French designer Christian Lacroix is known not only for shoes, but for high-end fashion in general.
Highly experimental, Lacroix draws inspiration from various cultures around the world and boldly incorporates it into his work.