Inspired by classic gentleman’s style, Dieppa Restrepo is a sophisticated unisex collection of shoes for the modern customer. Blurring the division between the sexes, the collection is refined, androgynous and elegant. The shoe is the quintessential grown up sneaker: beautiful and simple enough for the chic and fashion-minded, yet comfortable and durable enough for their contemporary urban lifestyle. The shoe is a walking dichotomy; non-intrusive and timeless, yet modern and undeniably present. Stirred by the cast possibilities of colors, fabrications, and innate personal style of friends and family, designers Andrea Vargas Dieppa and Elisa Restrepo strive to create a playful and wearable collection. Loafers, oxfords, booties and lace-ups are available in a variety of charming colors and materials, from a fresh peach patent to rich chocolate suede. Elisa Restrepo studied Fashion at Parsons School of Design after graduating from NUY with a B.F.A. in theater and living in Paris for a very inspiring year, Designer Andrea graduated SVA with a B.F.A. in Graphic Design, and began freelance work as Art Director in Fashion Advertising for companies such as Lloyd & Co., among others. Both Elisa and Andrea have interacted with the fashion industry for several years, working for companies such as Kooba, Vanessa Bruno, Generra, and opening international stores for American Apparel. After living in New York periodically through the past 11 years, Andrea Vargas Dieppa and fellow Colombian Elisa Restrepo met through mutual friends. The instant connection and shared passion for creating beautiful things drove them to launch Dieppa Restrepo in May of 2008.