Longtime shoe designer Edmundo Castillo unveiled his debut collection for Stuart Weitzman at Milan Fashion Week today — with the city’s famed Duomo cathedral as the grand backdrop for the presentation.
Castillo, who was named head of design at Weitzman last spring, held court with CEO Eraldo Poletto at the event — which was held at Museo del Novecento and marked the brand’s first time on the Milan Fashion Week schedule.
Metallic boots from the fall ’19 Stuart Weitzman collection.
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“For our business, Milan is the place to be. We want to show what we stand for as an international brand — and show our storytelling,” Poletto said. “This is chapter zero of a new journey. It’s still Stuart Weitzman, but it’s done in a modern way.”
For his part, Castillo noted that the first priority was to keep his focus on the “functionality, comfort and practicality” the brand is known for — and that Stuart Weitzman’s loyal consumers have always gravitated toward.
That will come as good news to buyers who lamented the fact that the Tapestry Inc.-owned brand veered too far from its roots after its founder and namesake retired in 2017. (Former creative director Giovanni Morelli took the design