Armando Cabral: Contemporary luxury shoes and accessoriesLaunched in 2009 by Portuguese male model Armando Cabral, this luxury footwear and accessories brand specialises in Italian-made leather and suede men's shoes with classic yet distinct designs

Classic styles are mixed with trend-setting colours, textures and finishes. Designed in New York and handmade in Italy, the brand is sold in some of the most exclusive stores around the world and through luxury online retailer Mr Porter. Cabral is also opening his first standalone store in Kuwait in the New Year.

The AW15 collection includes high-top trainers with perforated AC logos, buckle up patent evening shoes and Chelsea boots with shearling linings. Key styles are also taken over into the women’s capsule collection.

For the brand’s accessories line, Cabral collaborates with fine Tuscan leather mill Il Bussetto to create a collection of timeless leather billfolds, passport holders, phone cases and card holders. Employing the finest leather from select European farms and with the expert craftsmanship perfected by generations of Tuscan craftsmen, Il Bussetto achieves a seamless union of tradition, quality and authenticity.

Born in Guinea-Bissau, Cabral moved to Lisbon, Portugal at three years old. For the last 13 years, Cabral has worked as a model, travelling the world to appear in high profile campaigns and fashion runway shows for some of the top fashion brands.