Starting a successful shoe label at the age of 24 may seem daring, but if you insist on wearing tap shoes to school, secured an internship at DvF as a teenager, and spent time at Proenza Schouler, it’s more of a natural progression than a crazy risk. Shoe designer Sarah Flint is such a person. Flint launched her namesake label in 2013 after studying at the prestigious shoe design school, Ars Sutoria in Italy, a locale she still looks to for inspiration and creation—all of her shoes are handmade in local factories.
Looking to Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, and her Grandmother (who was an artist living in Paris) as influences, Flint’s designs exude luxury, elegance, and simplicity. Her love of the mid-height heel allows the wearer ultimate comfort, while still displaying sensuality. A combination which has gotten her designs into upscale boutiques and Barneys, not to mention onto the feet of celebrities such as Blake Lively, Alexa Chung and Amal Clooney, who counts The Emma as a favorite.
-Written by Scout Sabo