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The Joplin. Iconic derby

An elegant derbie shoe with a twist of boldness, named after iconic singer Janis Joplin.

Initially designed for sporting & hunting in Great Britain, the Derby shoe became a gentleman’s footwear in the 20th century.

A tribute to Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin is the premier white female blues vocalist of the 1960s. Joplin was a trailblazer in the male-dominated world of rock music. Her style and persona were just as influential as her music, and she helped to define a generation.

Crafting Joplin

"I very much enjoyed crafting this derby shoe. The details of the pleats, the sole en-décalé, the V shaped pattern at ankle level and of course the typical Kinamania hand-stitches. The mix, I find, is beautifully balanced." Kristina

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The Bowie. Iconic bootie

A chic ankle boot that effortlessly combines sophistication with a dash of daring flair named after iconic singer David Bowie.

A tribute to David Bowie

David Bowie is known for his androgynous appearance, flamboyant fashion sense, and daring experimentation with musical genres. He constantly reinvented himself and his music, pushing boundaries and breaking new ground in popular music.

Crafting Bowie

"It came naturally to higher the Joplin derby style at ankle level to craft an elegant leather bootie with a sleek and streamlined design that flatters the foot." Kristina

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The Simone. Iconic ballerina

A high cut ballerina with a minimalist allure named after iconic singer Nina Simone.

A tribute to Nina Simone

Nina Simone: a  legendary performer and civil rights activist who used her remarkable talent to create a legacy of liberation, empowerment, passion, and love.

Crafting Simone

"I wanted to have a ballerina with a high cut. The simplicity of the patterns enhance the beauty of the leather and the hand-stitches on the heel part is my subtle design signature." Kristina

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The Billie. Iconic oxford

An elegant derby with a masculine-feminine twist named after Billie Holiday whose music left an indelible mark on social and political matters.

A tribute to Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday is a total legend with a voice that hits you right in the feels. Her tunes tell stories of real life, making her a trailblazer in music. She didn't just sing; she used her art to speak up on what mattered, leaving a lasting impact on the world.

Crafting Billie

“The Billie has a street feel, blending the best elements of both worlds
to create a balanced mix between an Oxford and a sneaker.”
Kristina

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The Marvin. Iconic bootie

An elegant and durable bi-color bootie named after the Prince of Soul, Marvin Gaye, who graced the world with his exquisite sensitivity and romantic grace.

A tribute to Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye is a musical legend whose smooth voice and soulful beats made him the storyteller of life's ups and downs. His tunes aren't just songs; they're snapshots of the human experience, turning everyday moments into timeless classics.

Crafting Marvin

"I decided to launch Marvin with a black/blue color combo:
the quintessential expression of urban chic."
Kristina

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The Ella. Iconic ballerina

An elegant and comfortable pair of high cut ballerinas, named after revolutionary American jazz singer EllaFitzgerald. 

A tribute to Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald is the queen of jazz whose velvety voice and effortless style define timeless elegance. With each note, she painted a musical masterpiece, enchanting audiences with her unparalleled talent. Ella was a a true innovator in the world of jazz, leaving an indelible mark on the genre.

Crafting Ella

“Architecture has always been my secret muse, which probably explains why I place such a strong emphasis on details. For the Ella,
I chose to bring an element of surprise with the front corner."
Kristina

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