MARSALA is the result of the full and sincere love for shoes of the brand founder - photographer and director Maria Masliy.
While on a cruise in Sicily, taking another sip of Marsala wine, she decided to give the brand exactly that name and, finally, to realize her long-time dream of making the perfect shoes.
In June 2015, Maria presented her first collection of shoes in Kyiv, and from this moment the stunning success and brand recognition started. In 2016 the brand became the winner in the TSUM contest as the best Ukrainian brand and got a corner in the renovated central department store in the center of Kyiv. Last year the brand was nominated as Best Designer of Accessories in the Best Fashion Awards and became a participant of the Fashion DNA-Ukraine program. The MARSALA team worked with Jan Miller, James Brackenbury and Jon Emmony.
MARSALA is constantly experimenting with the manufacture of shoes in order to make them more comfortable and beautiful. The shoes are created exclusively from Italian materials with Ukrainian production. The shoes are handcrafted expressly in carefully selected family businesses near Kyiv. The shoe last is made in Italy to provide the most comfortable wear.
Each season MARSALA designer Maria personally goes to the shoe province near Venice to select the best materials at factories with innovative appeal. The leather from this region is soft and malleable. The shape is created to reflect modern femininity combined with a minimalism akin to the geometry of a desert.
All details are collected into one ensemble to reach only one purpose - love at first shoe. Love at first shoe - a simple formula that makes women smile. To love yourself is essential for all of us to feel confident, charming and fascinating. Being in harmony and balance is a vector of our everyday life. This is our mission.
MARSALA brand speaks to a real woman - alive, different. She is constant in her changeability and love for shoes, of course.