La historia de Julien Martinez y su marca están estrechamente ligadas a su ascendencia. Incluso cuando estudiaba en Francia, España siempre fue el lugar que despertó su creatividad y la fuente de su inspiración. En 2013, mientras recorre un taller en la región de Alicante, Julien descubre una técnica local de trenzado de cuero a mano. Este saber hacer artesanal se convertirá entonces en la base de su propia marca: Souliers Martinez. Tras colaborar con varias casas de moda francesas, en 2017 hace realidad su sueño de ramificarse por su cuenta.

Working alongside Spanish artisans, he researches, experiments, and finally succeeds in seamlessly integrating their traditional workmanship into his creations. Combining this with a rigorous selection of leathers, Julien imagines comfortable shoes with bold shapes. Each one is assembled and finished in Spain.

The graphic lines are an hommage to the shoes his grandmother would wear, to the Spanish elegance and finesse she embodied. If the color palette reflects the richness of his beloved Mediterranean landscapes, Julien’s “souliers” remain resolutely Parisian. Throughout the seasons, his assortment of woven leather styles has become ever more diverse, ranging from boots to pumps, asserting his style as a unique aesthetic.