Established in 2007, Chrissie Morris Limited combines an English design philosophy with Italian craftsmanship to produce artisanal yet progressive luxury footwear for women, that has been described as “jewels for the feet”.
Since founding the company that bears her name, Morris has quietly collected industry accolades while her designs reach an ever-increasing consumer audience. In June 2008, Vogue Italia’s juried competition for emerging talent, “Who’s On Next” awarded Morris the top prize for accessories and in December 2008, Morris received the Vivian Infantino award from Footwear News (Conde Nast US’ trade publication) for the year’s best new talent.
From an early age, Chrissie Morris showed an aptitude towards design, and arts and crafts, landing her first job in the fashion industry, at fourteen, designing clothes, for a local boutique in Nottingham, her hometown. Morris went on to earn her degree in Fashion Design from John Moores University in Liverpool, where she focused her fashion research on Knitwear and Constructed Textiles, while furthering perfected her skill in drawing, painting and sculpture. In Milan, Morris earned a master’s degree in fashion design at Domus Academy (2001). It was in Italy where interest in leather and shoes was encouraged and nurtured.
Upon returning to England, Morris worked with a group of designers in London’s culturally thriving East End, creating sculptured leather accessories for celebrities and designers. At the same time, Morris began her extensive research of the shoe making process around the district of Northampton. Soon after, her first shoe collection was developed and in 2002, Morris started private commissions of bespoke shoes. In 2003, Morris found herself in Spain, working prodigiously for a private label shoe manufacturer, developing a vast amount of prototypes that were sold to many major international labels.
Four years later, she launched Chrissie Morris Limited. Today, the Chrissie Morris collections are stocked by some of the finest retailers worldwide in the following countries: Bahamas, Canada, Dominican Republic, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Russia, South Korea, Turkey, Ukraine and United States.
|Holly - Spring/Summer 2011|
|Isadore - Spring/Summer 2011|
|Marisa - Spring/Summer 2011|