"When shoes become a way to express love and unshakable devotion"- Tanita Gray
A few years ago we had the honor of doing our first intimate 1 on 1 interview with an amazing woman who has been in the footwear industry for 20+ years. She has worked as a lead designer for Beyonce's House of Dereon, Naughty Monkey and other top brands. This interview really breaks down the backstory of how and why Agnes Bethel started in the first place. This brand has been brewing since 2008 and neither one of us knew it. Here is an excerpt from the interview below.
Agnes Bethel – Several years ago, I was approached via email by a gentleman who was in need of resources within the footwear industry. Life was happening and time did not allow us to connect back then.
Fast-forward to 2019, he had become full fledged and all-feet-in the footwear industry as the Owner and Designer of the luxury brand, Agnes Bethel. And just by chance, while moving through a fashionable crowd at the Lux Museum, a stop to say hello and pass on a business card, lead to a surreal moment of “hey – It’s ME!”
I had finally met the person behind the emails and the queries, during Fashion Week, San Diego last October.
For the full interview click here. It's worth the read!