Born in the heart of the Portuguese footwear industry and within a family dedicated to a traditional business focused in the manufacturing of luxury footwear, Luís Onofre soon became fascinated by handmade shoes and by what is entitled in this unique craft. He studied Fine Arts at Soares dos Reis School of Arts, in Porto and later attended the Design & Pattern Cutting for Footwear course at CFPIC Design and Footwear Academy, in São João da Madeira.
In 1993, inspired by his family shoemaking tradition and the desire of feathering design shoes for the future generations, Luís Onofre designed his first shoes, but the first international collection holding his signature was only launched in 1999. And this led to the birth of Luís Onofre brand. In 1999, inspired by his family shoemaking tradition and the desire of feathering design shoes for the future generations, Luís Onofre designed his first collection that led to the birth of his brand.
With the aura of summer light between Ibiza and Mykonos, “Eivissa” marks Luis Onofre's return to the colorful lightness of unexpected color and material combinations while reinventing the brand in a new paradigm of sustainability. Animal skins are replaced by fabrics, applications are nickel free and wood or even cork shape heels. Without ever losing his elegance codes, Luis Onofre sets a clear bet on a future that belongs to everyone.
SILHOUETTE AND COLORS
More stripped and delicate, the shapes both highlight the debut of the colorful espadrilles that live between the beach and the city, as well as stick to the Texans, which now emerge with bicolor ethnic patterns. The heels can either be thin, celebrating the essentiality of stiletto, or wider to fit the silhouette of retro 70's platforms. In the athleisure-inspired segment, sneakers emerge more stripped with chains gaining prominence. The colors celebrate the sea of the islands and highlight a spectrum of blues between turquoise and cobalt, in contrast to strawberry, coral and white. The brown earths serve as a union and help in the transition to black.
They are the highlight of the collection as they set new development challenges to create a more sustainable alternative. The fabric gets relief in its multiplicity of textures and patterns. Applications are nickel free and can be either metallic or embroidered. The heels come in wood root (holywood, ash, royal ebony) or even cork.