Known for its minimalist vocabulary and elegant, streamlined designs, Stuart Weitzman has an enduring presence on the red carpet. A long-time celebrity favourite - Aretha Franklin thanked the designer for her shoes when accepting the award for Favorite Soul Album in 1983 - Gigi Hadid and Kate Moss are among the label's legion of fans. Today, Edmundo Castillo helms the brand, but the founder's five-year legacy is felt throughout. Like the founder before him, Castillo works closely with the artisans in Elda, Spain, where most styles continue to be crafted. A dedication to meticulous craftsmanship teamed with iconic silhouettes distinguishes the New York-based label.