Patricia Rosales

Spanish designer Patricia Rosales her shoes are like works of art combining thrilling materials like blue sapphires, black diamonds, cultured pearls, emu feathers, python, eel skin, zebra, and mink with satin, suede, calfskin, patent leather and raw silk. She wanted to recapture the lost art of the haute couture handcrafted shoe by creating a collection full of fantasy, whimsy and delight. She describes her design philosophy as a dramatic mix between fine jewelry making and the ancient craft of artisanal shoemaking.

Rosales: ‘I design for a woman that gets dressed starting with her shoes first, because if a shoe is truly provocative and unique it must never play a supporting role to the rest of her ensemble.’

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