We can think of quite a few things the Italians do well—opera, soccer, gelato—but at the top of the list would certainly have to be shoes—glorious, hand-crafted leather shoes.
The evidence in our case today comes courtesy of Maiyet, the globally-minded and socially conscious clothing and accessories line exclusive to Barneys New York. The video below takes us into the Tuscan workshops of their master craftsmen, who can be seen sketching, modeling and making Maiyet’s undeniably chic designs. All we can say is bravissimo.
Above: Maiyet taper toe pump, hand-crafted in Italy