Carrie Forbes

Carrie Forbes, Known as one of the most innovative designers in the Italian luxury handbag industry, has taken her artistry to shoes. Having first launched her brand in 1989 in Los Angeles, Forbes created a much-coveted, modern version of hand-crocheted handbags. Her collection sold to top luxury retailers around the world including Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys, and Neiman Marcus. She gained the attention of several high fashion magazines including Vogue, WWD, Harper's Bazaar, and Elle.

Eventually, Forbes was inspired to cultivate her artistry while exploring Turkey and Morocco, countries known for their prolific handcrafted traditions. In 2014, Forbes launched a collection of hand-woven raffia shoes from Morocco, comprised of a weave indigenous to their culture. It takes up to a full day to weave just one pair.