Carrie Forbes

Carrie Forbes, known as one of the most innovative designers in the Italian luxury handbag industry, has taken her artistry to shoes. Having first launched her brand in 1989 in Los Angeles, Forbes created a much coveted, modern version of hand crocheted handbags. Her collection sold to top luxury retailers around the world including Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys, and Neiman Marcus.

Forbes was inspired to cultivate her artistry while exploring Turkey and Morocco, countries known for their prolific handcrafted traditions. In 2014, Forbes launched her collection of hand-woven raffia shoes from Morocco, comprised of a weave indigenous to their culture. 2018 saw the re-launch of her bag collection in hand-woven raffia, palm and satin cord.

Each item designed by Forbes, is hand-made in Morocco using artisanal techniques which take decades to acquire. The resultant is a feminine and sophisticated collection of shoes and accessories.