Walter Steiger is a world famous shoe designer. He has worked with some of the most important fashion designers such as Ungaro, Nina Ricci, Sonia Rykiel, Maison Chloé, Calvin Klein, Claude Montana,Oscar de la Renta, Kenzo, Alaïa, and Karl Lagerfeld.
Walter Steiger’s short biography:
1942 Born in Geneva. His father was a shoemaker, specialized in ski boots
1958 Leaves Geneva for Zurich to become an apprentice at the prestigious house of Molnar Bottier
1962 He arrives in Paris to join the studio Capucine and design the collection of Bally Madeleine
1963 He moves to London and participates in the “Swinging London”, and designs shoes for Mary Quant. Michelangelo Antonioni chooses his shoes for the film Blow up.
Walter ‘s designs are noticed by Lady Rendlesham and his shoes are photographed by Queen,Vogue and Harpers
1967 Return to Paris. He presents his first collection under his name and it’s a success especially in the United States. Jean Widmer of Jardin des Modes introduces him to Ungaro and he begins designing shoes for his collection
1974 He opens his first boutique in Paris, rue du Tournon. He designs the shoes for Chloé, Montana, Lagerfeld, Kenzo, Alaïa.
1982 He opens in New York and designs for Bill Blass, Oscar de La Renta, Calvin Klein shows
1986 He installs his design studio in Ferrara, Italy, where he lives with his family in a renaissance palace
2006 He returns to the fashion scene of Paris and open his boutique in London at 48, Sloane street
2009 Opening of ‘Maison STEIGER Bottier’ , 33 avenue matignon. Paris. The exellence in made to measure shoes.
Here’s a spring / summer collection 2010 by Walter Steiger