Creative In Conversation: Rafael Castañer Discusses Espadrilles And The Evolution Of His Eponymous Family Firm

World-famous for its espadrilles, Castañer throughly exudes the spirit of Spain and has done so since the brand was established back in the 1770s by artisan Rafael Castañer.

Fast forward, and by 1927, Luis Castañer and his cousin Tomàs Serra has set up the first workshop, and the label evolved from functional footwear into the fashion sphere. By the ’70s the fashion houses had cottoned onto Castañer and it’s handcrafted jute shoes, and Yves Saint Laurent commissioned the family to produce the first espadrille wedge, now known as its signature Carina style.

Two centuries on, the brand remains true to its core values of artisan

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