MEET THE DESIGNER

Cedrick McDonald is a serial entrepreneur from the Tampa area. He has an eye for high-end fashion and uses his artistic abilities to create shoes that revolutionize the industry, turn heads, and impress. The inspiration for his work comes from art, life experiences, and music. He is also dedicated to giving back and helping charities, including having teamed up with the AIDS Foundation to help fight the disease globally. With a passion for helping people feel confident from their head to their toes, Cedrick is a trail blazer in the celebrity fashion and footwear industry.

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What was your thought process behind the collection?

Donatella- The Deep red color represents a very dark place that I was experiencing at the time. and the Black rose represents the revenge as well as the triumph over that particular situation.
 
Rivet - Rivet was designed as a symbol of strength that would ward off any negative energy.
 
Safari- I was watching the lion king with my Daughter and instantly grabbed my sketch pad and drew all of the things the spoke to my creative inner self.
 
Majesty Mesh - A shoe fit for a queen.

How long have you been in business?

I have been in business for 3 years and counting!

When were you awarded your patent?

The patent was awarded in 2016.

What is the process from start to finish in making a heel?

You start with a sketch from the sketch that is sent to CAD drawing and from the CAD drawing it is sent over to production and the sample house once I receive the sample and approve the sample we initiate mass production.
 

What inspires you to give back to the LGBTQ community.

I have a personal agenda to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic in a way that will positively impact and educate the community...By allocating funds to this research will directly impact the overall vision.