25 Designers Making Waves In The Shoe Business

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Prabal Gurung, Sarah Jessica Parker and Francesco Russo.
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From a footwear perspective, this year offered up an exciting crop of new, emerging designers brimming with talent. As part of our Power 100 issue, we specifically highlighted 25 standout brands who have made in impact with their businesses — whether through its growing number of retailers, or unique eye-catching designs.

The list featured established names like Sarah Jessica Parker, Francesco Russo and Rupert Sanderson — designers who have strongly and consistently built their brands since launching. Newer names, like Brother Vellies’ Aurora James or Giannico’s Nicolò Beretta, are making waves with their distinct shoe point-of-views.

To see the full list, read on below:

Jennifer Portman and Natalia Barbieri  — Co-founders, Bionda Castana

Matthew Chevallard — Founder and designer, Del Toro

Alessandro Dell’Acqua — Founder and designer, No. 21

Isa Tapia — Founder and designer, Isa Tapia

Jury Artola and Olga Grib — Co-founders, Artola

Jonathan Horemans and Javier Goggins  — Co-founders, Galet

Nicolò Beretta — Founder and designer, Giannico

Aurora James — Founder and designer, Brother Vellies

Ryan and Adam Goldston — Co-founders, A.P.L.

Maud O’Keeffe and Luigi Gismondi — Co-founders, O’Keeffe

Laurence Dacade — Founder and designer, Laurence Dacade

Prabal Gurung — Founder and designer, Prabal Gurung

Flavio Girolami and Prathan Poopat  — Co-founders, Common Projects

Shoe Designers Alessandro Dell’Acqua, Marc Hare and Chloe Gosselin. Getty Images.

Chloe Gosselin — Founder and designer, Chloe Gosselin

Marc Hare — Founder and designer, Mr. Hare

Alessandra Lanvin — Founder and designer, Aperlaï

Louis Leeman and Erica Pelosini  — Co-founders, Louis Leeman

Cecilia Bringheli  — Founder and designer, CB Made in Italy

Daniele Michetti  — Founder and designer, Daniele Michetti

Cristina Palomo-Nelson and Megan Papay  — Co-founders, Freda Salvador

Sarah Jessica Parker — Founder and designer, SJP

Valentina Carrano — Founder and designer, Valentina Carrano

Sarah Flint — Founder and designer, Sarah Flint

Francesco Russo — Founder and designer, Francesco Russo

Rupert Sanderson — Founder and designer, Rupert Sanderson

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