Our Story

Our Story

Singapore-born, Florence-based Mashizan Masjum started his career in television journalism – and spent many years directing and producing award winning documentaries for National Geographic, History Channel and other international networks.

Mashizan Masjum’s fascination with footwear and fashion was sparked when, as a young boy, he trailed his mother Satimah to fabric stores and watched her stitching sequins on fabrics, designing and making clothes for the family. Satimah, a songstress in the ‘50s, was always chic and fashionable.

Mashizan learnt his craft in Florence, Italy, from master artisan Angelo Imperatice and the former head designer of Ferragamo.  He brings his artistic eye and global inspirations into MASHIZAN luxury heels.  The brand is a nod to the glamorous days of Sophia Loren and La Dolce Vita of Italy in the ‘60s. Using the finest of Italian leathers, exquisite Swarovski elements and quality fabrics and ornaments, all shoes are meticulously crafted by a reputable factory just outside Florence, Italy. What started out as a passion has now become an exciting venture.