By  on September 17, 2012

NEW YORK — Casadei is projecting nearly $50 million in sales for next year, with hopes that a series of complicated silhouettes will help get it there.

Every season, three or four technologically advanced constructions are introduced to the lineup, Casadei creative director Cesare Casadei told WWD at the company’s showroom here while in town for New York Fashion Week. The focus was on the wedge this time around, he said, with innovations like a patchwork heel comprised of three colors of wood that were hand cut and assembled or a wedge fashioned from laser-cut plastic treated with heat and a brush to achieve the look of a cracked mirror with a mother-of-pearl effect. An “invisible” Lucite wedge is intended to give the illusion that the shoe has no heel — but the wedge isn’t continuous, with a slither of space between where the heel of the foot meets the top of the heel.


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