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.