Why did you decide to launch your own label?
‘It was always my dream to do something on my own. I was always asking myself how would it feel if my name was on the label? I wanted to experience that feeling and now I finally have.’
How would you describe your design DNA?
‘The overall idea is to make timeless pieces; shoes that are beautiful on their own and do not need a specific outfit to be understood. I want to create shoes that are desirable, sexy but never vulgar.’
Who is the Samuele Failli woman?
‘I create shoes for women who like to feel cool, fierce and confident. I'd like to think that my shoes are made for powerful, sexy woman who are not scared to show who they really are and what they want from life.’
What is always on your mood board?
‘Vintage Charles Jourdan and Roger Vivier to name some. I am inspired by many things, including music and movies of course, but a good idea can come from anywhere so I pay attention to what is around me.’
You have amazing experience within the fashion industry. What has been the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
‘Fabio Zambernardi, the design director at Prada and my mentor once told me: always push the boundaries of creation, it is better to go back down than struggle to go up!’