Mary Alice Malone, Founder & Creative Director
Mary Alice Malone was born and raised in the heart of the Pennsylvania countryside. A talented horse rider, she was selected for the Junior Olympic Equestrian Team at an early age. Soon, however, her desire to create grew too loud to ignore and she enrolled in art school in Colorado.
Engaging in the various processes of furniture design, from welding to carpentry and upholstery, Mary Alice found her skill in her hands – and eye – settling into her vocation as a ‘maker’.
This talent and craftsmanship came to rest in the design of shoes, and Mary Alice’s own interest in this oft-fetishised and revered icon of the woman’s wardrobe. She honed her craft at Cordwainers at the London College of Fashion and continued to develop her skills at a number of renowned ateliers, before launching her own label.
Malone Souliers™ is the culmination of Mary Alice’s scrupulous research of the craft, and her dedication to its mastery.
Roy Luwolt, Founder & Managing Director
As a child of American diplomats, Roy spent his childhood in over forty-five countries, giving him a unique perspective on both business and world affairs, particularly with regards to the nuances and dynamics of consumer behaviour.
On graduating from the revered Eli Broad College of Business in Michigan State, Roy began his career as a luxury brand strategist, working with leading global corporations in both Fashion and Finance to bring thought-leadership and accountability to their products, brands, and campaigns.
As Managing Director, Roy brings his panoply of international experience – garnered at organisations including ABC Television, Young & Rubicam and WPP – and a keen understanding of luxury to the launch and expansion of Malone Souliers™.
With nuanced updates to classic shapes, Malone Souliers™ shoes come in a selected range of styles and colours.
Lashings of audacious laces, pencil-sharp stilettos and buttery suede are just a few of the refined features that bestow the Malone Souliers™ woman with sartorial nous.