Feeling gutsy? Why not match your shoes with your attitude. You might want to start with Nodaleto. Introduced in February 2019, Nodaleto has been one of the most noticed brands of Paris FW19 fashion week. The design studio, based between Paris and Los Angeles, is led by Julia Toledano (aka “Nodaleto”). Together with her business partner Olivier Leone, she designs both everyday shoes and show-stopping heels.
“I’ve always had a special relationship with shoes,” admitted Toledano in an interview with Harper’s BAZAAR. “Every happy moment of life has become an excuse to buy a new pair of shoes: my birthday, the end of the school year, sometimes for comfort after a breakup.|
According to Toledano (and we couldn’t agree more), to put on a new pair of shoes gives you confidence. “It’s the ultimate feminine accessory,” she notes. “My collection of shoes is like a family; they have some elements in common—the shape, structure—but they all have their own personality.”
Fuelled by their love for multi-artistic mediums, Nodaleto emerges as a creative label that goes beyond shoes. Made in Venice, in the purest Italian tradition, Nodaleto emphasises the nobility of materials and their quality. The leathers are varnished and aged, with an added splash of tangerine tang – the emblematic color of the brand. “I get my inspiration from furniture design, to architecture, a very famous teenage movie from the ’00s or TV shows like Friends,” says Toledano.