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 46 Home Free The upside of downtime on a slow Sunday afternoon. Fashion Issue 46 Charles de Vilmorin Wild. Weird. Wearable: Meet the couture protégé challenging the norms of French fashion. Arts & Culture Fashion Issue 46 Emanuele Coccia An interview with fashion’s favorite philosopher. Fashion Issue 44 Under the Sun Far niente, on the faraway island of Alicudi. Design Fashion Issue 44 Michelle Elie An audience with an audacious dresser. Fashion Films Issue 44 Wardrobe Malfunction Why does the fashion in films so often disappoint?