The Women’s Footwear Department in Bloomingdale’s-Dubai transformed into a melancholy gothic garden for the launch of Kardinale’s luxurious Spring/Summer 2013 men and women’s footwear collection hosted by the brand’s 32-year-old Italian born designer Fernando Pensato, Jr.

Guests were welcomed through a dark, wrought iron gated pathway and mossy brick walls to preview the unique collection displayed in deep rose and vine entwined iron cages. A cellist entertained attendees with classical tunes while Pensato invited them to experience the comfort and timeless elegance of outstanding Italian craftsmanship with the exclusive opportunity to personalise their footwear with embroidery.

Kardinale footwear is known for its extraordinary design and make, created using refined materials including velvet, suede, anaconda skin and precious decorations such as appliques and twinkling rhinestones, ideal for any occasion. Having created his first design at the age of 12, Pensato inherited his love and passion for shoe design from his father, Fernando Pensato, well known as the “King of Cork Wedges” in the 70’s.

Experience the new Kardinale collection and Bloomingdale’s-Dubai exclusives by visiting Women’s Footwear Department located on the Ground Floor or the men’s collection on the Second Floor, Bloomingdale’s-Dubai, The Dubai Mall.