"Wearable Art"

 

THE BRAND

Often described as wearable art Michael Azu is recognisable for its design innovation, colourful bespoke digital prints and craftsmanship. A playful mix of materials and silhouettes create footwear which is sculptural, contemporary and feminine. The footwear is handmade in Italy by luxury footwear specialists and artisans.

Michael Azu shoes have been featured in British Vogue, Glamour, Trendstop, Heaven Has Heels, Fashion156, Noctis, 1883, Eclectic magazine and many other high end fashion publications. The collection is in constant demand globally, from top fashion industry stylists, to film and music celebrities.

 

THE DESIGNER

London born Michael Azu is a Masters Degree graduate in Fashion Footwear awarded from the prestigious Cordwainers part of the London College of Fashion, he also studied at Central St. Martins and the Fashion Institute of Technology(FIT) in New York after winning an international scholarship award. Not just a creator, Michael is a highly skilled maker he oversees every aspect of the design cycle, from carefully selecting the materials, through to heel and last development.   Each collection is meticulously developed from his studio in London and with his team in Italy.

For his Masters collection, titled “Fool’s Gold”, Michael experimented with combining metals and leather into elegant and sculptural pieces which he then artificially aged through chemistry. The clever manipulation of copper, brass and leather was achieved by working closely with the aeronautical industry, sculptors and jewellery makers.  The collection was hailed in the fashion press as “Wearable Art”.