Home Fashion Womens Style Article

Raphael Young: Footwear For The Fierce

Posted: Jul. 8th, 2009  |  By Jason Campbell
RSS Syndicated News Email a Friend Suggest an Article Share
Fashion & Style: Raphael Young is taking things up a notch. With a well-built team of partners in key cities from New York to Tokyo, marketing and PR headquarters in Paris and a devoted cult following around the world, Young is positioned to leverage his fanatical following into a truly global footwear business.

Young was first inspired to design shoes at the tender age of 14 after attending his first haute couture show. Trained under his uncle Alexandre Narcy, who was the head of Yves Saint Laurent's shoe studio for 40 years, he even received some key advice from Mr. Laurent himself: "keep it simple." He went on to work at various design houses in Italy, including Gianmarco Lorenzi, before starting his own line.

These days, Young pays close attention to balance, proportion and physics as he handcrafts his own wooden lasts, which are paired with a proprietary sole material. The resulting comfort factor makes fashionistas salivate.

His fierce Barbarella-inspired designs feature aggressive Space Age architectural silhouettes paired with gleaming metallic leathers and a genius take on the almond shaped toe box. All you have to do is put a pair on to rule the world.

Jason Campbell
Editor-in-Chief JC Report
JustLuxe Contributor
Related Topics : Fashion News
Share on Facebook Share
See Next Article
Zaiyah Posted Nov 07, 2011
Great article but it didn't have everythingÂ-I didn't find the ktihcen sink!
Join Our Conversation Post a Comment
Add Your Comment
Please enter a display name and email address to add a comment.


Email:  *Email will not be displayed.
Please notify me when my comment has been approved and posted.

Please enter the letters seen below:
Reload Image
Event Calendar
Featured Contributor

Fashion On-the-Go: When the iPad came out earlier this year it was an instant phenomenon. No, it...
Read More | View Profile
The Best of Luxury
Related Articles
Keeping Up with JustLuxe
Like Us on FacebookFollow Us on TwitterRSS Feeds
Sign Up for Our Newsletter!

Best of Luxury

Finding the best in luxury can be a daunting task, which is why we've taken it on for you.
View All Best of Luxury
LivingLuxe. Exclusive Deals and Luxury Brands. Learn More
JustLuxe Galleries presents Popular Photo Galleries