He began his career as an apprentice of his father, shoe designer, under the name of Mr. Seymour. His first design was a heeled shoe. Then followed by party shoes, sports shoes, golf shoes and a bridal shoe collection and other shoes and waterproofed boots.1995 he opened his first store on Madison Street in New York. It is one of the largest manufacturers in the U.S. women’s footwear and the shoes are sold in 45 countries around the world. Presence in Europe and the Middle East
“It’s gotta feel good on me.” With this idea in mind, Stuart Weitzman has won over celebrities and the rich & famous who find elegance, exclusiveness, personality and comfort in his designs. Involved in all stages of footwear design from an early age and ever sensitive to “what women want”, he has managed to translate his admiration for the fairer sex into a distinctive product that has become a veritable global hit.
You have forged an interesting relationship with flats… As fashion creators, we have invested a great deal of effort into making flats tasteful, so that they’re as beautiful as high-heels. We’re well aware that women are after comfort, but it’s not just about a simple flip-flop, ballet slipper or sandal that “works”. Sandals and flats produce the same sound and smile on a woman’s face as 5 inch heels. What’s more, flats sell better than high-heels and have turned into remarkable creations, with snake skin, jewels…
Where do you buy your shoes? I don’t have a preferred brand. I often go “touring”, as they say in Italy. If I see something I like while I’m walking down the street or in a store, I buy it. It might not be what I need at the time, but I know I’ll need it later on. Although, in my opinion, there’s one essential factor when it comes to buying shoes: “It’s gotta feel good on me.” It’s always been the most important thing. Women’s shoes shouldn’t have to damage their feet. The way you buy shoes influences how the designer makes them, in terms of comfort and function, as well as design.