When a woman steps into a pair of L'artiste shoes, she makes a fashion statement. Exclusive French designs. Hand-painted leather. Masterpieces all. Stunning and unique, L'artiste reflects the artistic heritage of famous French painters and sculptors. A tradition of European comfort in both design and attention to detail.
ART IS LIFE
During a family heritage trip to Morocco in the early 2000s, we first discovered the ancient leather tanneries on a rooftop in the old market in the city of Fez. The vibrant colors and the process of traditional hand painted shoes was fascinating and led to the creation of our new L’Artiste line. With the help of a French designer from Paris, we were able to bring our inspiration to life and combine the French impressionism with our Moroccan heritage. As stated by our French designer, “L’Artiste is inspired by French Impressionist artists such as: Claude Monet, Paul Cezanne, Henri Matisse, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.
Like all French Impressionism artists, the movement's philosophy is to express one’s inner perceptions of nature & its divine beauty. This continues to be L'Artiste’s inspiring force to bring exquisite designs & unparalleled quality, matched with traditional handcrafted footwear that suits an ever growing need for innovative creative.
Each L’Artiste collection embodies a balance of our Moroccan heritage combined with retro French artwork inspired by the great French Impressionism art movement that started in the mid-19th century.
The movement was inspired by a variety of factors including the desire to hand paint modern life.
L'Artiste styles integrate creativity, female charm, art, and romance into its unique artisanship & design in every piece.
Every L'Artiste product is handmade and hand painted by our artists while using the finest materials; genuine leather and rubber soles to provide maximal quality and comfort.
Our leathers undergo a special coloring & vegan dying process that originated in the Moroccan alphas- a method that has been used for centuries ensuring an artisan look and feel in every piece.
An ancient tradition of Moroccan production combined with the French designs produces our unique L’Artiste line that focuses on design, comfort, and extraordinary attention to detail.
With a palette of endless color choices and materials, when a woman steps into a pair of L’Artiste shoes, she makes a fashion statement. Exclusive French designs. Hand-painted leather. Every pair a mini masterpiece of self-expression, innovation and originality in living color.