Designer Footwear For The Feminine And Fearless, Beautiful And Bold, Elegant and Edgy. -Evi Simjan
Photos by: Ashley Banks
I would like to introduce you all to Evi Simjan. Evi is a Chicago designer on the rise! Her beautiful, chic and sophistiacted footwear has caught the eyes of many, and is worn by much of the elite of Chicago. I met Evi via Instagram one evening while searching for Chicago designers. I reached out to Evi to inquire about her shoe collection. Last month, on October 24, 2015, Evi launched her first collection of women's shoes by hosting a beautiful launch party at the Goran Coban Salon showroom in the lovely city of Chicago. The event had amazing sounds from a live orchestra, light hors d'oeuvres, a live runway show/videographer, and live art painting by Michigan artist Everett Dyson.
Evi was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan to a Serbian mother and a Macedonian father. She knew from an early age that fashion, specifically shoes, would one day be her future. The chic elements of the Evi Simjan designs were custom made in Italy. Evi worked side by side with the masters to create the perfect lasts (the backbone of the shoes), heels, and soles for each design. Together they found the right balance of sexy and sensual while adding the element of comfort. The lasts were designed to follow the natural pitch or arch of a women’s foot. Beautiful, soft, supple leathers were also instrumental in making these beautiful shoes.
Evi then took all those elements to Macedonia, to her father’s homeland. Through research and enduring passion for shoes, she found that her family’s homeland had a rich history of quality shoemaking. There, they handmade each pair of shoes: not a stitch out of place. With exceptional Italian components and fine Macedonian craftsmanship, shoemaking has evolved into the work of art that is Evi Simjan’s first collection.
Evi's collection is now available to order via her website www.evisimjan.com
She offers EUR and US womens sizes 36/6 all the way up to 41/11. These beautful handcrafted shoes are very unique and made with the finest materials to ensure longevity and quality.
Price range: $$$
Art by: Everett Dyson www.everettdyson.bigcartel.com
You can connect with Evi via Instagram, Facebook and Twitter:
Facebook: Evi Simjan
You can also connect with the artist Everett Dyson via Instagram :
I hope you all enjoy!!