Laurence Dacade is a French shoe designer working in Paris. At fourteen years old, Laurence made her first solo purchase of a pair of shoes… red and blue striped ballerinas with a big bow. Friends and classmates looked at her very strangely and so her love affair with shoes and the foot began. She is now the proud owner of over 500 pairs of shoes, from flip-flops to alligator boots and everything in between.

Wanting to master the technical aspects of designing shoes, Laurence trained at the AFPIC School. Her understanding of construction as well as her passion for feminine, sensual shoes, has enabled her to produce shoes that are sexy and comfortable at the same time.

Laurence Decade designed shoes for Givenchy for 5 years and moved than to Chanel. Today she is also designing under her own label, which she founded in 2003.

The Look

Dacade’s shoes are sexy and elegant while being chic, but never boring. She thinks of her shoe collections as a family… Laurence is inspired by the cultures of women throughout the world. Since she travels extensively, her favorite place to contemplate a new collection is at airports and train stations, observing people as they move through their lives.

Who Wears It

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