Since 1932, from an atelier to the Parisian haute couture, from father to son, from made-to-measure to ready-to-wear, Steiger Paris is committed to reinventing the lines and proportions of the shoe through a perpetual research inspired by the most precious techniques of shoemaking. It is inside its Parisian atelier- laboratory that these architect of the shoe think with a great passion and in a very experimental manner the design of his creations.
The identity of the House is indeed rooted in the 1960’s, during the end of Parisian Haute Couture’s golden era. Steiger’s style is characterized by the cleanliness of the lines and proportions, and its creations have been since then admired and magnified by the most important fashion and art protagonists.
Today, Steiger’s bespoke shoemaking is still realized in its Parisian workshop on avenue Matignon, where the most innovative models are declined into ready-to-wear pieces.
Walter Steiger's aesthetic sensibility has mainly been influenced by the “Swinging London” of the 1960’s which contributed to his constant desire for novelty and modernism, and lead him to search for the most effortlessly elegant designs. Elements of Parisian Haute Couture have also had a profound impact on the designer who makes a point of honour to create the most refined shoes with the excellence of his craft.
His artistic philosophy consists in researching the most harmonious proportions in a shoe, in particular thanks to his Parisian bespoke workshop. His design gravitates towards minimalism, cleanliness and lightness in the lines of his creations. Walter Steiger’s intention is to bring new proportions and shapes to the world of fashion by making a mark on everyone’s mind thanks to his multiple innovations which have become classics. He also aims to infuse the best of an era into his creations so that they are transformed into timeless icons.