For Sarah Flint, the Fall 2013 launch of her namesake brand marked the realization of a lifelong dream. Following studies at Parsons and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, as well as internships at Diane von Furstenberg and Proenza Schouler, Sarah honed her technical skills in pattern-making and prototyping at the prestigious Ars Sutoria in Milan, Italy.
At Ars Sutoria, Sarah studied under Richard Siccardi, an instructor and artisan known for his work with several of luxury footwear’s most accomplished names. With similar points-of-view on what makes a beautifully-designed shoe, Sarah and Richard set out to challenge the status quo of luxury footwear, and have been collaborating ever since. After encouraging Sarah to start her own company, Richard joined Sarah Flint as head of manufacturing outside Milan and in Tuscany, where all her shoes are handmade.
Sarah Flint shoes mark the return of timeless elegance to luxury footwear. Sarah believes that sensuality lies in simplicity, that sophistication is achieved through subtlety and attention to detail, and that when those details are intrinsic to the structure and the pattern work of the shoe, the wearer feels empowered, confident and self assured. Her designs hinge on this transformative quality by utilizing feminine, delicate embellishments and intricate leatherwork to create beautiful shoes.
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