Issue #78

Matthew Chevallard

Il Grande Torino

Creative Director/President/ Co-founder of Del Toro Shoes. Born in Italy, grew up in South Florida between Miami and Palm Beach. Founded Del toro out of High School and have been growing and building Del Toro ever since. Del Toro is a luxury lifestyle company focused on shoes and accessories for men and women, all made in Italy.

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What do you do in your life (work and fun)?

I am shoe designer and entrepreneur. For fun I collect art, listen to music, Love the NBA and basketball, as well as I love to travel.

What made you leave Italy and choose Miami?

My father and mother moved to South Florida from Torino where my father was from and where I was born. My mother is from Miami so it just made sense to come here after vacationing here while we lived in Italy.

Please share your best memory in the City.

Miami has so many amazing memories especially seeing it grow in the way that it has. Some of my personal memories have been around Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat I would say though.

What made you choose this specific location and outfit?

I treated it as I do everyday at work, casual yet unique.

Your thoughts about this project, ITALIANY.US

I think its a great theme focusing on the heritage and tradition of the creative culture that Italy breeds and the implementation of this in the amazing platform and land of opportunity that USA is.

How would you describe being an ambassador of the Italian style/culture abroad?

Its really about the effortless luxury and tradition we have in casual refinement as Italians. I think its also incorporating more cultures and styles that America has. For me its really a balance of USA and Italy that I find to be perfect.

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