The brand NES was founded in 2004 by Andrea Szilágyi, graduated from the Studio Berçot in Paris and wants its shoes to be considered stylish first, eco-friendly second and as ethical as possible in the third place.
NES makes sophisticated hand-made shoes for self-conscious women who choose accessories that boost their beauty and match their personality. NES shoes give to the women wearing them a homelike comfort when walking and working. They are a luxurious remedy for the heart and the feet in the urban jungle.
In spring 2008 Andrea felt she had to change. She needed to be more attentive to consumption and what she really cares for. Thus she found the most respectful atelier and started her series of collections called Consciousness. These collections were reactive to the times we live in. She gave a second life to some beautiful items that were no longer needed in their original form, meaning that she’s been transforming carefully selected vintage leather jackets and trousers into unique shoes and bags. The items of the series were not perfectly identical any more, but they had the same appearance. There was a randomness of the colors and textures specific to this production process, depending on the leather that she stumbled upon. The harmonious color combinations of each piece were preserved in the series production as well, but minor imperfections were intentional and added style.
Then she stopped the series production in summer 2010 and until April 2015 she only took bespoke orders to make shoes and bags that fit the exact needs of her clients and add no more to the overproduction.
Through her past collections she has been looking to be in tune with sustainable ideas and in spring 2015 she found new recyclable and compostable materials which inspired her to restart the series production and relaunch her label NES with the help of her friend, Maria. ♡
You can now find and buy her new colections here!