Shoe brand Nodaleto was making quite a splash at Paris FW19 fashion week, with its chunky 70s inspired boots, but the story behind the brand might be even more dramatic than the shoes themselves.
“Nodaleto is the result of what I am, the aesthetic I like, what I was dreaming of wearing as a shoe addict,” said co-founder Julia Toledano Toledano in an interview with Flaunt. “My family heritage inspired the brand itself in a global aspect. Andalusia inspired the color of the brand, Tangerine, which I used in patent leather in my collection… between red and orange, love and happiness. For the minimalism aspect of the shoes, I like quality fabrics and architectural lines.”
“I’ve wanted to start a shoe brand for a long time,” she recalled. “Actually, it was my childhood dream! During my childhood, I was designing for myself only and didn’t go to a fashion school.”
But it took her some time to realize her dream. After initially going to law school in Paris and receiving a master’s in fashion journalism, she realized her true passion was shoes. “So I start doing some research of what I wanted… the name, the aesthetic, the line, etc…” she said. “And then decided to go to London College of Fashion to take classes on technical shoe aspects. I went to Italy to visit factories, then came back to Paris and started one year ago– the beginning of everything.”
Fuelled by her love for multi-artistic mediums, Nodaleto emerges as a creative label that goes beyond shoes, a gentle exuberance inspired by the iconography and architecture of the 70s. Well worth following on Instagram, if nothing else: