From Siberia to Moscow to Paris and now Milan, shoe master Max Kibardin doesn’t believe in slowing down. Designing what ladies can’t seem to get enough of, Mr. Kibardin believes in fueling their insatiable desire for shoes. Creative director of his eponymous brand as well as famed Italian shoe house Bruno Magli, he has the full spectrum covered- from artistic contemporary to traditional classic. Something for everyone. And yes, he designs for gentlemen as well. | Giuseppe
Max Kibardin Collection
MK: Every woman must have the perfect pump in her closet, the one with the right proportions. This is the biggest challenge for any designer.
MK: For sure there is a difference. One is a traditional Italian brand with its heritage needed to be transmitted to its collections, something to be inspired by. My brand surely has a more fashionable mark, shock-chic. It’s a continuous challenge aimed to surprise.
MK: Stay tuned… Jokes aside, unexpected matches like python leather and satin.
MK: We should return to a more rigour, classical style and elegance. Today’s shoe panorama is quite confused.
MK: Thank you. Among the contemporary artists I would surely pick Cindy Sherman: her works are a continuous research, a continuous discovery of the new inspiration.
MK: I think men should dare a little more…
MK: Every project is important to me, which is bound to a story that I want to tell. Therefore, I can’t decide which one to choose, it’s impossible.
MK: Tokyo for sure, one of my latest trips. For the people and the energy… The great innovation of the city.
MK: iPad, Blackberry, and my favorite playlist
MK: 3 people… 3 people… Well, I would expect to go to a hypermodern city to be inspired by, not for my collections only, but for a lifestyle.
MK: With my family. Simple as that.
MK: I have many projects, but… I prefer not to tell just to avoid bad luck!