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Nelissa Hilman

Every step Nelissa Hilman takes since the launch of her eponymous label in 2012, is another step she takes telling yet another story – something that has been central for the label via collaborations, capsule collections and limited editions, even special in-store art installations. After introducing signature favourites such as the classic single sole pumps and loafer flats, she has gone on to open up her first standalone store in Bangsar Village II just last August, with plans to expand over the next few years, the next is scheduled to open at Setia City Mall this month. “Whether it is through collaborations or partnerships with artists, brands and our creative peers, or ensuring each experience is a special one for the community at our brick-and-mortar stores, we are constantly exploring new ways to express our creativity, and to create authentic relationships with our customers,” Nelissa explains, in regards to her attempt to revitalise the heritage of shoemaking in Malaysia, which is more than 100 years old. For the former chemical-engineer-turned-shoe-designer, every step she takes is an opportunity to improve. “No matter how much you know, or how much you think you know, failure is inevitable at times, but that’s OK, because it just means there’s always something more to learn, and there will always be new skills and abilities to acquire.”