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About Chie

tuesday, march 30, 2010
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BRAND HISTORY

Chie Mihara launched her shoe line in Elda, Spain, in January 2002 in order to offer women something different, footwear designed by woman for women, with a priority placed on design and comfort. "we're mothers, working women, active women!" she said, "and we should have shoes that match our needs. We want to look femenine, beautiful, attractive but without giving up comfort". Drawing on vintage influences ranging from 1930s feminity to 1980s humor, she began taking details from the past and reworking them to reflect contemporary esthetics and modern fashion. Her distinctive footwear quickly gained a following devoted to Chie's unique approach to comfort and style.

Chie Mihara has now over 1000 clients worldwide, including luxury department stores such as Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus in the U.S.A, Selfridges in England, Isetan in Japan, and Le Bon Marché in Paris.


Japanese version


wednesday, december 2, 2015

Chie’s goal in designing footwear is to create styles that are feminine,
fun, and truly comfortable. Every Chie Mihara shoe features an anatomical
footbed that Chie designed specifically to accommodate a woman’s
foot. She draws on facets of her multicultural background when
creating her collections: Brasil shows the feminine side; Japan influences
her design techniques; the U.S. contributes practicality and comfort;
and Spain is the source for the high quality of shoemaking. Chie
wants women to visually and emotionally connect to her shoes, while
she takes care of the practical side with careful attention to comfort
and craftsmanship.
friday, february 18, 2011
When I was living in NY...
My inspirational wall!
Making shoes at my apartment in Queens
Loved making my shoes by hand! So much work but once it was done I was so fully satisfied!
Was presented in a contest. NO PRIZE...but had fun making it!
All hand made!
I was into angels that time!
Also made bags
...more bags..and the sculture behind it's also mine!
thursday, february 3, 2011
When I was little...
I like this picture! Have no idea where I was...
I was happy to take a picture with the boy I liked! He was so bad!
With my sisters in Brasil. The summer was long and no pool, but was fun anyway!
9 years old!
friday, october 15, 2010
My mother Reiko and me
“Knowledge brings you freedom”
that’s what my parents tought me!
tuesday, june 29, 2010
My children!! they are coolest!
Harumi just turned 13… a true artist!
Agatha is 11 years old... a beatiful person
Kenji is 9 years old...the little boy in the family!
with their supper daddy…
wednesday, april 14, 2010
biography

.the second of three sisters, Chie Mihara was born in 1968 to japanese parents in Porto Alegre, Brasil.

.lived in Fukuoka Japan from ages 18-22, studying fashion design at the Kyushu Design Gakkuin and working for Junko Koshino as a design assistant.

.moved to New York at age 22 and studied accessories design at the Fashion Institute of Technology, focusing on shoes and handbags.

.worked at Eneslow, an orthopedic shoe store, learning about foot anatomy and common foot problems.

.worked as a shoe and bag designer for Sam & Libby, NY

.moved to Elda, Spain at age 27.

.worked for Charles Jourdan, a french luxury line of shoes.

.married at age 29 and had three children.

.founded the Chie Mihara line in 2001.

Chie's goal in designing footwear is to create styles that are femenine, fun, and truly comfortable. Every Chie Mihara shoes features an anatomical footbed that Chie designed specifically to accommodate a woman's foot. She draws on facets of her multicultural background when creating her collections: Brasil informs the femenine details; Japan influences her design approach; the U.S.A contributes practicality; and Spain is the source for the high quality of construction. Chie wants women to visually and emotionally connect to her shoes, while she takes care of the practical side with careful attention to arquitecture and craftsmanship.
i'm the heart and Francisco, the brain...

without him, this project of brand would not be possible!