Manfredi Manara collections are composed of pieces featuring classic shapes that focus on slenderness and femininity, most of which are embellished with intricate trims known as “passamanerie”. These fine details give each shoe a patina of nostalgic romanticism and perfectly complement the rich velvets and supple satins often used.
Born in Monaco and raised between Milan and London, Manfredi went on to study at the renowned London College of Fashion, and worked in London, New York and Paris before launching his eponymous collection, offering a poised and delicate vision of the most revered of accessories; the high heel shoe.
A meticulous search for suppliers able to produce the highest quality shoes eventually led to a family-run atelier on the outskirts of Milan, in Parabiago, a location where for decades some of the industry’s most skilled artisans have been making luxury footwear for the finest names in fashion.
Throughout the seasons the collections have received invaluable support from established organisations including Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, Artisanal Intelligence, Vogue Italia and Altaroma.