Fashion and accessories designer Katrin Leiber is the inventor of the revolutionary changeable heel KLick System ® featuring interchangeable heels for pumps and high heels. Her international career began in 1996 when she graduated top of her class from the famous Parisian fashion school ESMOD. She then worked as a freelance designer in well-known fashion houses like Kenzo and Nina Ricci in Paris, where she designed accessories and women‘s fashion. A few years on, she decided to start her own business, and in 2003 launched her „Katrin Leiber“ brand. In 2004, she celebrated the launch of her first handbag collection. Her flamboyant feminine handbag designs drew immediate and intense attention from critics and the press, and her extraordinary creations were soon to be found in cities worldwide. In 2007, Katrin Leiber found love and returned to her home town of Mannheim. She set up a studio and began working on new projects. But then, instead of concentrating exclusively on handbags, she turned her attention to shoes. High heels and pumps in particular took center stage in her creations, and her idea for revolutionizing the shoe market was born: fashionable high heels and court shoes with interchangeable heels. The reason: Katrin Leiber struggled to find shoes with heels she really loved. After trying various approaches and developing a number of prototypes, she finally made a breakthrough in 2015. Her premium heels, initially available in eight and later in eleven centimeter heights and different widths, are perfectly designed for every shoe in both colour and shape. A bag collection with changeable elements will round out the concept. Katrin Leiber is preventing her market entry of her first shoe, heel and bag collection for 2017.
Company and Brand Overview
“Katrin Leiber” is an original French brand now based in Mannheim, Germany. Since the presentation of the first collection for Fall-Winter 2004 her success grew rapidly. In fact, the brand was selected by Workshop for 20 prestigious labels to represent French designers in a Fashion Show in Hong Kong.
“ELLE(Germany)” in the September 2005 edition presented Katrin Leiber as a new talent with a great future in the fashion world, they also underlined her original and personal conception of accessories. “Lucky (USA)”selected Katrin as one of the 8 best new designers worldwide and presented her portrait and biography in the September edition 2006. “C+ accessoires (France)” presented Katrin Leiber in 2007 as the “rising star of leather goods”. SWR, a german television channel, selected Katrin Leiber in 2009 as one of the best European new Designers. At the end of 2009 she developed the idea of changeable heels and was ready to start with an absolutely new Must-Have in woman shoes…