Casadei wows audience at F/W 2011-12 fashion show in The Dubai Mall!

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Published December 21st, 2011 - 06:06 GMT
Cesare Casadei with his daughter Arianna Casadei
Cesare Casadei with his daughter Arianna Casadei

Casadei, the Italian luxury footwear brand, wowed the audience with its stunning Fall/Winter 2011/12 collection and the presence of Cesare Casadei - acclaimed brand designer - added more glitter to the successful fashion show held at the Fashion Catwalk in The Dubai Mall. Fashionistas and shoe fanatics who attended the invitation-only event also got a sneak peek of the Spring/Summer 2012 range. 

The show presented in three different sequences saw the models strutting on stage with Casadei’s F/W collection featuring authentic designs like the mirrored galuchat-effect crystals on the ‘Ray’ sandals or the Swarovski puzzle broderie that evokes the enigma of seduction. For the chilling winter temperature, Casadei showcased the tiger stripes of the vaporous fox-fur cuff of the boot, the imprimé lynx-effect animalier pattern or the black froissé patent leather thigh boot lined in white cashmere or the nappa cutwork where a flurry of studs gives the idea of a snakeskin texture reinterpreted in neo-punk style. 

Not to be ignored is the high-impact ‘Blade’, the latest model from Made in Casadei footwear engineering with a heel as sharp as a razorblade, welded to the upper by a leather sheath similar to a hood. And then, the new, very 70s heels made in satin, lit up by a glossy palette and developed in experimental materials such as the new ‘queen suede’, as light as velvet. Cesare Casadei also unveiled his Spring-Summer 2012 collection, offering a broad range of sexy, feminine designs that underscore the unique skills practiced by this venerable Italian shoe brand. 

He said: “This collection represents a cocktail of my personal obsessions. I have been thinking non-stop about python, colour, design, music and rich materials but wanted to mix them with the special techniques and craftsmanship that only we can achieve.” As always, the proprietary colours and materials are custom made to Casadei’s exacting specifications while fits are perfected for supreme lightness and comfort. The result is a collection of totally unique creations for a woman who is not afraid to take center stage. 

Discover the magic of Casadei’s stylish F/W collections now available at stores in Dubai. The glamorous Spring/Summer 2012 collection will be available in stores in the first week of January at The Dubai Mall, in Galeries Lafayette and at Valencia outlet in Mall of the Emirates.

Background Information


The Casadei label was founded in 1958 by Quinto and Flora Casadei. Quinto Casadei—still at the helm of the footwear and leather facilities of S. Mauro Pascoli in the province of Forli—proved strong and true when he decided to expand his small crafts laboratory, in which he had already started to produce dream footwear of sophisticated workmanship.

This entrepreneurial and pioneering spirit enabled Casadei to go beyond Italy’s borders in long-ago 1964, already a vocation for anticipating styles and trends was transmitted in its entirety to the second-generation top management, Cesare Casadei, who joined his father Quinto’s company in 1987.

Today, Cesare is the creative Director of Casadei, while his cousin Fabrizio manages the maison’s financial affairs. Season after season, Cesare renews the family company’s DNA, crafting shoes for “original, self-confident and alternative women, yet always and inevitably the protagonists of the galaxy in which they live.” Casadei’s key features are true objects of precious design, 100% Made in Italy from exclusive and hand-finished materials, imprinted with skilled workmanship. It is precisely this constructive, Made in Italy know-how that is still the vital essence of this dynamic company, firmly anchored to its roots of manufacturing excellence, always looking to the future, fully immersed in the global present, in an ongoing osmosis between tradition and modernity.

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