John Fluevog Biography
Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Fluevog spent much of his youth at his father’s drive-in ice cream parlour. During this time, he developed a passion for cars, which in turn has provided inspiration for many of his shoe designs. As his company’s website declares, “When he’s drawing a shoe, he’s thinking about a car and, when he’s drawing a car, he’s thinking about a shoe”.
After spending a summer hitchhiking the west coast, Fluevog returned to Vancouver and began working for Sheppard’s Shoes. In 1970, he joined forces with fellow co-worker Peter Fox to start their own shoestore in Vancouver’s Gastown. The partnership, known as “Fox and Fluevog”, lasted over ten years before the two split amicably in 1981. In 1985, Fluevog opened his own store in Seattle, financed in part by the sale of his car.
During the 1980s, Fluevog was the first to import Dr. Marten shoes into North America. By the 1990s, Fluevog had opened five privately owned and operated stores in Seattle, Vancouver, Boston, Toronto, and New York. His shoes began to appear in magazines such as Vogue, in fashion shows for Anna Sui and Betsey Johnson, and upon the feet of celebrities such as Madonna and Lady Miss Kier. In her movie, “Truth Or Dare”, Madonna opens a box of hot pink platform Fluevogs, slips them on, walks toward the camera and says, “Ya like ’em?”. Fluevog shoes also were popular in the fashion of the Seattle Grunge movement, particularly his “Angel” boots that included the inscription “Resists alkali, water, acid, fatigue and Satan” on their soles. By the end of the 1990s, Fluevog had stores in San Francisco and Chicago. These were followed in the 2000s by stores in Los Angeles, Montreal, and a new flagship store in Gastown. As of August, 2010 there were 11 Fluevog stores.
Biography of Isabel Marant
Isabel Marant seduces women for almost 15 years with creative and assertive way but still accessible shoes.
Isabel Marant was born in 1967 to a French father and a German mother. Very early on she developed a passion for mixing genres and styles.
She began creating her own clothes at age 15 with an old machine that she received as a gift. She then cut her old clothes she patched them up, and even works the colors.
A picture of a Coco Chanel, Isabel Marant already looking on the side of masculine codes and sobriety. These are the beginnings of her future creations.
She enters the studio Bercot in 1985. Isabel Marant found her voice and graduated in 1987.
In 1988, she perfectionne herself with Michel Klein and with Bridget Yorke she create a collections for the brand Yorke & Cole. In 1989, she creates clothes for Claude Montana and for Michel Perry alongside big names in fashion.
That same year, Isabel Marant created a line of jewelry and accessories. In 1990, thanks to this first line, it capitalizes enough to invest in her first Brand: Twen.
In 1994, the brand became the mesh Isabel Marant brand we know today.
Sometimes in highly structured cuts sometimes in the dark, the universe Isabel Marant mixes sometimes very different worlds but still very feminine.
The first collection will be presented in 1995 and in 1997 she received the trophy for best designer of the year “Howard fashion” followed in 1998 Trophy “Whirlpool” Woman of the Year gold.
That same year, she opened her shop “mythical” Street Charonne in Paris and create a new collection with the famous “T-shirt star”.
Shortly after the opening of a boutique in St Germain des Prés, Etoile Isabel Marant launches her second online collection more affordable and younger but still very luxurious .
The year 2003 welcomes the birth of her first child.
In 2004, the designer has extended her range to online children clothing.
In 2007, she opened a third boutique in Paris rue de Saintonge and in 2006 after the opening of a store in Hong Kong.
The mixing universe Isabel Marant is seduced by her interbreeding materials. Isabel Marant jewelry is also a highlights of her inspiration quasi-ethnic, who has always been inspired by her travels .
Highly publicized, the brand has become the “new French creation.”
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Brian Atwood Biography
Brian Atwood grew up near Chicago and had a passion for fashion since childhood, admiring the outfits of his mother. He then studied art and architecture before entering the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York to study fashion design. After graduating, he became a model, marching mainly in Europe. However, he continues to think about the creation and carries with him a book he filled with sketches of shoes.
In 1996, he abandoned modeling for Versace joining as a stylist for the Versus line and is the first American designer to be hired by the luxury brand. He left the giant Versace in 2001 to create his own brand. The brand is quickly noticed and Brian Atwood is one of the new darlings of the people, worn by Kate Moss, Scarlett Johansson, Nicole Kindman, Madonna, …
Rewarded for his talent, he received the prize in 2003 Perry Ellis for creating accessories.
Today, the life of Brian Atwood is divided between New York, where the creator lives and Milan where his workshop is located. Brian Atwood shoes are made in Italy.
Brian Atwood shoes are real jewels on high heels with plenty of detail, vibrant colors and very feminine forms. There are sandals, pumps, boots, wedges, ankle boots …
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Jimmy Choo Biography
Jimmy Choo was born in Malaysia in the city of Penang in 1961.
From birth, it seems to be destined to a fate not quite like the others. Born Jimmy Chow, it owes its name to a famous misspelling of the officer in charge of the town hall to register his birth.
Born into a family of shoemakers he made his first shoes at the age of 11 years.
In 1983 he graduated from Cordwainers’ Technical College in London. To pay for his studies he often worked in shoe factories.
3 years later in 1986, he opened his first shop in London in Hackney.Soon his creations and especially the high quality production of its models are noticed. They became known in 1988 when some of its models appear in Vogue magazine.
Since 1990 it is under the patronage of a good fairy royal excited about her shoes: Princess Diana.
But it is a meeting in 1996 that will really change your life. A young fashion editor of French Vogue, Tamara Mellon, wanted to find luxury accessories that match their level of personal requirement offered to join him to found the Jimmy Choo brand.
They opened their first shop in the neighborhood of London Motcomb Street and recruits a young designer graduated from Saint Martin’s School of Designs Sandra Choi named.
Tamara and Sandra will start drawing styles of shoes luxury, glamor and fantasy, which Jimmy Choo carries with increasing precision requirement and attention to detail.
Soon all British and Hollywood stars swear by Jimmy Choo.
The success was such that in 2001 Jimmy Choo Luxury merges with Equinox, an English holding. Jimmy Choo himself withdrew from the manufacture of shoes and focuses its work on a new series of the brand, a line of bags.
As a reward for his work and his talent, Jimmy Choo was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.