Mari, pictured here wearing a top by Jacquemus, hopes to eventually grow her business to a size that would allow her to donate a percentage of her profits to women’s rights organizations. Brazilian designer Mari Giudicelli was a regular face on New York’s fashion circuit long before she launched her eponymous line of women’s shoes. As a muse for cult fashion designers Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Eckhaus Latta and Ulla Johnson, she seemed more like a friend who was casually hanging around trying on clothes than a traditional model. The mules and loafers she now designs for her shoe line have the same understated appeal. But behind the scenes, Mari is hardworking, practical This story is from Kinfolk Issue Twenty-Four Buy Now Related Stories Fashion Issue 19 Nick Wakeman Creating a menswear-inspired line for women, Nick Wakeman welcomes the challenges arising from forging new aesthetic territories. Fashion Issue 19 Camille Tanoh Camille Tanoh found his niche working for Pierre Hardy and Paul Smith. Now he’s blazing a path for the next generation of French designers. Fashion Issue 19 The Heat of the Moment Wide eyes, tense muscles, goose-bumped skin and sweat-dotted brows. Fashion Issue 19 On Courage The English word “courage” comes from the Latin term “cor,” meaning “heart", yet we often assign this virtue to acts of mere physical fortitude. Fashion Issue 19 This Tall to Ride Amusement parks offer us a taste of danger as sweet as cotton candy. Fashion Issue 19 Keeping Tempo: Henrik Vibskov From creating outlandish fashion shows to drumming in several bands, Henrik Vibskov keeps things unpredictable with his freestyle approach.