Casadei Celebrates 60th Anniversary With Capsule Collection

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SAN MAURO PASCOLI, Italy — Casadei is marking its 60th anniversary this year with the launch of a capsule collection to be unveiled this week at a selection of the brand’s flagships. The capsule revolves around a single style, a vinyl slingback, trimmed with suede or metallic leather, featuring a new version of the brand’s signature Blade heel, which creative director Cesare Casadei first designed in 2010 and after a series of tests and prototypes finally went into production the following year. For the capsule, Casadei transformed the sculptural 5-inch Blade heel, crafted from hardened steel, in a kitten version encapsulated in a Plexiglas case. “This is a pretty, feminine shoe which is extremely easy to wear,” said Casadei, who was inspired by Andy Warhol’s creative Factory in the selection of the materials and the colors, including bright tones of red, yellow, hot pink and blue, as well as metallic shades of gold and silver. “I think this style perfectly embodies the essence of our brand, which perfectly combines artisanal craftsmanship and technology.” Casadei 60th Anniversary Capsule Collection& Courtesy Photo Named creative director in 1994, Casadei is the son of Quinto and Flora Casadei, who founded the company in 1958. Their story mirrors that of the birth and development

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