SOEBEDAR is a luxury footwear brand launched for the Fall 2015 season by creative director Sieta Soebedar. All SOEBEDAR shoes are hand-crafted in Parabiago, Italy using the highest-grade leather skins and fabrics. The brand emphasizes on creating luxurious, elegant, feminine yet wearable footwear for the modern woman.
Exclusive Interview with shoe designer Sieta Soebedar who talks to us about her Autumn/Winter 2017/18 Collection
How did you get into the whole shoe world and become a shoe designer?
With my passion for design and fashion sense, at a certain point in my life, I decided to follow my dream in the fashion industry. I was inspired by Italian tradition of high craft and luxury, so through research I ended up in Parabiago.. I began my journey by visiting shoe factories, tanneries, heel suppliers and fairs. I had no credentials in shoe design. I learned the shoemaking craft from scratch working with various artisans and suppliers.
What inspired the current collection AW 17/18?
The Autumn/Winter 17/18 collection is inspired by classic styles.
What is the best thing about designing shoes?
Designing shoes is like meditation for me. Makes me feel happy and free.
What makes a good shoe?
A good shoe is a shoe that fits well, is comfortable and make you feel amazing, sexy and confident.