OUR ICONICS

The story of a legend

 

 

Shoes handmade in our family-owned workshop in Milan in responsible and fair quantities is the first commitment for our iconic models: Kina, Estime and Alice.

 

Our second commitment is to offer you the perfect fit for your feet, a cut that has been researched and reworked by our design team, who took over the reins of the collections in 2010.

 

And lastly, unique materials and colors, which have made this model, the ICONIC of the house, worn from Tokyo to London, through Paris and New York...

The story of a legend

KINA

THE MUST-HAVE

3 straps, a 4 cm heel, 100% handmade in Italy, unique colors and materials (NEW : veggie version) that make it our most emblematic model of the house !

KINA IS THE MARY JANE OF CAREL, WITH A SUBTLE VINTAGE STYLE

 

The particularity of Kina, beyond its finesse, its elegance and its comfort, is that it is " semi-dressed ".

 

It is this versatility that has made its success and that appeals so much to women around the world whether they are in jeans, pants, mini skirts or dresses !

 

It has been seen on the feet of Alexa Chung, Emily Ratajkowski and French singers Angèle and Clara Luciani.

A LITTLE HISTORY

 

Emilie Carel, in charge of the design studio, decides to revive an old iconic Carel model, the "Madelon".

She works with our Italian workshops to modernize the shape and improve this vintage model. It is in September 2013, that Kina is finally born.

At the beginning, it is released in classic and pastel colors.

For 5 seasons now, it is available in more Wild & POP colors and materials: the brand's DNA !

Since 2020, the "veggie" version of Kina exists, made from pineapple and apple skins.

Handmade in our workshop in Milan in responsible and fair quantities of course !

KINA WORKSHOP

 

The creation of our iconic Kina is made in Italy, in the Parabiago region.

We have been working with a family-run workshop for more than 50 years, known for its traditional and artisanal savoir-faire.

Made from 100% Italian leathers and alternative materials, our forward-looking workshop allows us to develop our shoes with materials that are both noble and new : alternative and upcylated leathers.

Our workshop accompanies us in all our innovations and our concerns for sustainable development.

Kina is a hand-cut and hand-stitched creation.

ESTIME

THE CONTEMPORARY BOOTS

 

Its Cuban heel measures 4 cm. Handcrafted in Italy, this model is available in smooth leather and patent leather.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY !

Estime appears for the first time in 2011 in Carel's collections. It is the first creation of the new design team that took over the reins of the collections in 2010.

Its small heel and squared toe with a 60's resonance makes it noticeable and adored.

Estime has been seen on the feet of Alexa Chung, Louise Follain, and the singer Christine & the Queens.

Also, Estime has led to several collaborations with designers such as J-Crew or Etienne Deroeux.

UNE BELLE ESTIME DE SOI

is the French way to say

A BEAUTIFUL SELF-ESTEEM

 

The new design team wanted to design a boot with an inspiration from the 1960s. A boot with slim lines that could be worn with jeans or with a skirt and bare legs.

Estime, born in September 2011, is a boot that fits women "on the move". It quickly became a must-have in Carel's collections.

ALICE

THE SENSUAL ONE

ALICE, THE SUBLIME MARY JANE INSPIRED BY OUR ICONIC KINA

It has a 6 cm heel and closes with two straps on top for an ultra feminine look without effort.

Handmade in our Italian workshops, it is available this season in patent leather, smooth leather and suede calf !

CAREN

THE AUDACIOUS ONE

AN ODE TO FEMININITY 

Caren is our "new" iconic shoe that was born in 2020. Our latest addition, the squared toe and neckline Mary Jane, whose shape is inspired by a vintage Carel model from the 1960s.

Its heel, with its unique flared shape, gives stability, unbeatable comfort and style.

A creation, symbol of the combination of elegance and audacity, designed by our stylists. Caren is a signature shoe model, with a vintage look that is resolutely feminine and assertive.

Handcrafted in our Spanish workshops, Caren is available in multiple colors and materials (leather, patent leather and alternative materials).

This creation is also the standard of our commitment to sustainable development.