Jean-Michel Cazabat, a native of Gascony in southern France has been designing shoes for over 25 years.
He began his career as a buyer and store manager for legendary French shoe designer Charles Jourdan, working with him from 1980 to 1985.
He then ventured to New York, where he served as president of the prestigious shoe brand Stephane Kélian, overseeing operations and developing product for the American market. In 1996, Jean-Michel returned to Charles Jourdan as Creative Director.
In 2000, seeing an unfulfilled niche in the luxury shoe market, he launched his own colorful, ultra-feminine women’s line with a range of truly exuberant shoes, followed by a rock-n-roll inspired, handmade men’s line a few years later.
Jean-Michel's design philosophy has always been inspired by his passion for music, nightlife and spirited women. With the use of colors. flirty silhouettes, whimsical details and exotic skins, the Jean-Michel Cazabat brand creates its own distinctive styles that are fun, fashionable and feminine.
His signature details include glitter-specked suedes. metallic finishes, and color blocking. Textural elements like braiding, piping, intricate strapping and top-stitching further animate his designs.
The Jean-Michel brand offers styles for every occasion - from stylish refinement for business-wear, to brazen flamboyance for nightclub wear, to subversive chic for everywhere. It's become a brand favored by celebrities and a must have for today's woman.