The luxurious Paris based label was founded in 2009 by shoe designer Raphael Young with his strong vision for his namesake brand. "I don't consider shoes to be an accessory which by definition only complement the principal. I see shoes as a self defining object: decorative, personified and desirable." Given the the designer's background in shoe making and skilled craftsmanship, each style is first entirely hand made by Raphael himself like an architectural sculpture, giving birth to collections also known as some of the most comfortable on the market. Unique pieces and on measure special orders, Raphael produce today rare and exceptional shoes for celebrities and wealthy clientele.