Friday 28 July 2017

Meet Amal Clooney's Irish shoe designer - Anita Flavin

Amal Clooney in London
Amal Clooney in London
Beauty and brains: Did George Clooney marry Amal because she's gorgeous or because she's smart? (AP Photo/Luca Bruno).
Cast member George Clooney (R) walks with his wife Amal on the red carpet during the Japan premiere of the movie "Tomorrowland" in Tokyo. Reuters/Toru Hanai
George and Amal Clooney
George and Amal Clooney, coming to Ireland for holidays - and a bit of legal work
Amal and George Clooney arrive at the world premiere of "Tomorrowland" at AMC Downtown Disney on Saturday, May 9, 2015, in California. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
US movie star George Clooney (R), accompanied by his wife Amal (L), arrives at Haneda airport in Tokyo on May 24, 2015. Clooney is now here for the Japanese premiere of his new film "Tomorrowland"
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You may not have heard of Irish fashion entrepreneur Anita Flavin, but she is one of the leaders in the international luxury footwear industry.

The Irish woman was formerly a buyer at high street shoe store Office and retailer John Lewis, before pursuing her own ventures.

Most recently, Anita has been collaborating with Italian shoemaker Ennio Mecozzi, having secured a role as Creative Director of the luxury brand.

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Anita and Ennio at the shoe factory
Anita and Ennio at the shoe factory

The shoes, handmade in Marche - the shoemaking region of the country - are famed for their high quality materials and classic designs.

Anita has brought over 25 years of experience in the footwear industry (she previously ran her own labels Minette and Neet) to the table, and is now introducing Ennio Mecozzi to a new clientele.

Amal wears the 'Emma' style
Amal wears the 'Emma' style

One notable fan of the brand is human rights lawyer and international style icon, Amal Clooney - wife of Hollywood actor George.

The elegant 37-year-old barrister opted to wear a pair of ‘Emma’ black and nude pumps with a low heel and gold buckle detailing for her first day back at work after the summer, resulting in a surge of interest in the brand.

the 'Emma'
the 'Emma'

“She has ordered several other pairs too so we are obviously thrilled she is such a fan of the brand,” a representative for the footwear company told Independent.ie Style.

The chance to walk in Amal’s very shoes can be yours for €390.

The look of love: George with Amal
The look of love: George with Amal

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