GINA is a refined design, manufacturing and retail company established in 1954 in London by master shoemaker Mehmet Kurdash.
He had a dream to make glamorous handmade shoes and named the company after his muse, 1960’s movie icon Gina Lollobrigida. Throughout his life, Mehmet would never compromise on quality and crafted his own designs out of the most beautiful leathers.
Today, GINA are renowned world wide for their exquisite sculptured footwear and handbags – remaining the last and only British designer label creating luxury footwear in London today.
Designing couture shoes has been a family trait since 1893. Today Mehmet’s sons, Attila, Aydin and Altan Kurdash are the combined talent who skilfully create by hand, the lasts and heels, using skills passed down from generation to generation. The brother’s interweaving roles contribute to the rare luxury of being involved in the design, manufacture, technology and retail of all GINA shoes and bags.