Casadei Collaborates With Louis Leeman

Casadei will soon offer men’s shoes.

The Italian firm plans to unveil a capsule collection of men’s footwear under the Cesare Casadei name at Pitti Uomo in January. Paris-based up-and-coming men’s label Louis Leeman has been tapped to collaborate on the line, which will include seven to eight styles encompassing sneakers, loafers and a biker boot.

Creative director Cesare Casadei said “dandy rock” is the inspiration for the line, and that Louis Leeman, headed by co-designers Leeman and Erica Pelosini, is the perfect partner for the project.

“For me, it’s important to support the work of young designers,” Casadei told Footwear News. “We felt that the style of Louis Leeman complements the Casadei brand very well and we are excited for this new collaboration.”

The collection will be available in Casadei boutiques and on the label’s e-commerce site starting in May.

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