IN HIS SHOES
STRUT—DON’T WALK—TO JORGE BISCHOFF’S MIAMI OUTPOST, WHERE EACH SHOE SHINES WITH BRAZILIAN FLAIR.
Strut—don’t walk—to Jorge Bischoff’s Miami outpost, where each shoe shines with Brazilian flair.
“The Lines of A PUMP PORTRAY its creator’s signature HALLMARK.”
With a burgeoning business in Brazil, it was only a matter of time before designer Jorge Bischoff made his mark on the States. Landing in the Magic City earlier this year with a starstudded opening at the billion-dollar Brickell City Centre, Bischoff—and his shoes—hit the US ground running.
“The city makes me feel at home,” the designer raves of Miami. “The store delivers the experience and delight of being part of the Jorge Bischoff universe, conveying our aura and personality.” To that end, the boutique’s design reflects the fashions it contains. Shimmering gold accents, Bischoff says, “connect us back to the collections that are true jewelry for the feet,” while the clean layout and white elements “match the city’s levity and direct the spotlight to the products.”
Though Bischoff officially launched his namesake brand in 2003, he entered the world of shoemaking much earlier, working as a manual leather cutter when he was just 11. By 16, he knew he wanted to create shoes and accessories for a living.
Now 52, Bischoff has solidified his place in the fashion world: “I am always in tune with trends,” he says. “But unexpected mixes of colors, materials, and textures—presented harmoniously in a stunning manner— are also present in my work, regardless of whether that is in vogue.”
When asked which creation is his favorite, Bischoff answers simply: a pump, no details, just a really high heel. “The lines of a pump portray its creator’s signature hallmark,” he says. “I am proud of all that the brand represents today.” Brickell City Centre, 701 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 786-3473441; jorgebischoff.com
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