01 Jun 2010

Designers Elia Maurizi

Fashion Who Is On Next? UOMO 2009

Elia Maurizi was born into the profession, as it were, in 1981. Footwear is his passion and after having studied shoe design in Italy, he did a few years of internship in his family’s business. In 2008 he decided to create a unisex collection under his own name. Now his shoes are sold in Italy, France, England, Holland, China, Japan, the United States and other countries as well. Innovation and a love of tradition, linearity and irony are the distinctive features of his designs that always include a touch of eclectic experimentalism. From desert boots to moccasins via slippers, Elia Maurizi’s collections offer a tour of unusual and tech-ecological materials, with one eye on the America of the ’Fifties and the other on the next generation with studied shapes, ethnic contaminations and earth colors.