Miista is a London based footwear/accessories designer house, founded in 2010, with the intention to experiment with shapes and materials without sacrificing quality, wearability or price. We look to perfect the shoemaking craft, while pushing creativity. Miista unites the nostalgia of our founder and Head Designer Laura Villasenin’s rural Spanish heritage with a modernist female sentiment; translating cinematic, surreal, and retrospective inspirations into timeless styles rendered in Italian leathers and unexpected materials. It’s a pastiche of all those childhood memories of a beautiful farm on the Atlantic coast of Galicia, dropped like a stranger into a contemporary East London setting. Although we have expanded a lot since our inception in 2010, opening our first three physical stores within the last two years; London, Paris and Barcelona –growth has been organic and we’re still an independently owned company with a small, passionate team of 26 people - but the core of our success are our craftswo/men in Alicante, Spain; home to a highly skilled shoemaking and accessories community that has been upholding tradition since the 19th century. At Miista we understand that the success of our brand is due to the contribution made by our dedicated team, both at our Head Office stores, and at factory level. The name “Miista” pr. /m.ï.s-ta/ is a playful bending of conventions in salute to the worldly and irreverent modern thinking woman.