Trading Places: Armando Cabral
Guinean-born model Armando Cabral has graced the pages of J. Crew’s catalogs and walked the shows of such notable fashion houses as Dries van Noten, Louis Vuitton and Michael Kors.
But now he’s switching seats.
The handsome Cabral—recognized worldwide for his rich ebony skin, megawatt smile and dapper style—has turned a personal quest for the perfect shoe into a much-buzzed-about namesake men’s footwear line. Its assortment of brogue inspired sneakers, woven Chukka boots and sleek blucher oxfords adds a contemporary and casual element to classic, elegant European design.
Come spring, the designer will debut a few of his masculine styles for his female fans, too.
That’s a foot in the right direction.