Quinto and Flora Casadei
Cesare & Fabrizio Casdei
The Casadei label was founded in 1958 by Quinto and Flora Casadei. Quinto Casadeiï¿½still at the helm of the footwear and leather facilities of S. Mauro Pascoli in the province of Forliï¿½proved strong and true when he decided to expand his small crafts laboratory, in which he had already started to produce dream footwear of sophisticated workmanship.
The 1960s saw the development of a more formal business structure, the beginning of exports to Europe, the U.S. and the Far East, and the start of a full-fledged line dedicated to evening wear and a Collection of bags.
This entrepreneurial and pioneering spirit enabled Casadei to go beyond Italyï¿½s borders in long-ago 1964, already a vocation for anticipating styles and trends was transmitted in its entirety to the second-generation top management, Cesare Casadei, who joined his father Quintoï¿½s company in 1987.
Today, Cesare is the creative Director of Casadei, while his cousin Fabrizio manages the maisonï¿½s financial affairs. Season after season, Cesare renews the family companyï¿½s DNA, crafting shoes for ï¿½original, self-confident and alternative women, yet always and inevitably the protagonists of the galaxy in which they live.ï¿½ Whose key feature are true objects of precious design, 100% Made in Italy from exclusive and hand-finished materials, imprinted with skilled workmanship.
And it is precisely this constructive, Made in Italy know-how that is still the vital essence of this dynamic company, firmly anchored to its roots of manufacturing excellence, always looking to the future, fully immersed in the global present, in an ongoing osmosis between tradition and modernity.
Casadei currently exports 70% of production, mainly to the United States, Russia, Japan, the Arab Emirates and Europe. It can count not only on a well-diffused outlet network in the world, but also prestigious own-brand stores, as the renewed Milanese flagship store in Via Santï¿½Andrea.