Jean-Michel Cazabat, a native of Gascony in southern France, has designed shoes for over 25 years. He began his shoe-industry career as buyer and Creative Director for legendary French shoe designer Charles Jourdan from the late 1970’s through the early 1980’s, Cazabat later ventured to New York and served as president of the prestigious shoe brand Stephane Kelian, overseeing operations and developing product for the American market.
Determined to fill a void in the market and create a quality shoe collection as exciting as his favorite inspirations — loud music, spirited nightlife, women, and fine cuisine — Jean-Michel launched his ultra-feminine women’s line in 1999, followed by his hand-made, rock-n-roll inspired men’s line a few years later. Allowing his passions to dictate his design, Jean-Michel uses fiery colors, flirty silhouettes, whimsical details and exotic skins to create distinctive styles. Signature details include glitter-specked suedes, nightclub bright metallic finishes, intricate strapping, and vibrant colors. Textural elements like braiding, piping, layering and prominent stitching further animate his designs. From stylish refinement for business-wear, to brazen flamboyance for nightclub wear, to subversive chic for everywhere, Jean-Michel presents designs for almost every occasion.
Jean-Michel Cazabat luxury shoes are available at fine stores worldwide, including Barneys, Neiman Marcus, Shopbop.com and Maxfield L.A. Visit their website for stores.
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