Travel Diaries: Luxury Shoe Designer Jennifer Chamandi

13th February 2020 // By Emma Reynolds

Jennifer Chamandi is a British luxury shoe designer known for her elegant, feminine silhouettes, luxurious textiles and chic color palette. Her collections are sold at Browns, Farfetch, Net-A-Porter and most recently, Bergdorf Goodman in New York. In a previous life, she studied economics at the London School of Economics and was a banker before dedicating herself full-time to her eponymous footwear collection. To learn more about the art of shoemaking, she completed courses at London’s Cordwainer College and Central Saint Martins, learned Italian, spent many months learning about shoes and ultimately partnered with a family-run Italian atelier to focus on handcrafted Italian design elements. She even received a UK patent on her signature design element, which she calls the Eye of the Needle (seen on the back of each shoe). Her shoes come in a variety of colors, textures and styles, though she is known for her stilettos.

Because Chamandi spends so much time in Italy, where better than the country’s fashion capital of Milan to detail her travel must-haves, favorite local restaurants and favorite boutiques. Read on for Chamandi’s impeccably chic guide to Milan.