Raphael Young MF14 (26)PARIS, Jul 5, 2014/ — Raphael Young grew up in Romans, the birthplace of French luxury shoe making. Following in the footsteps of his uncle, the renowned Alexandre Narcy, a legendary shoemaker who created the Yves Saint Laurent shoe studio in the 60’s, Raphael created his very first pair of shoes at age 14.

“I would sit for hours and just watch my uncle carve a last or a heel out of a block or wood, I had the best kind of apprenticeship with him. He taught me the traditional way, like a true artisan.”