How I'm Making It: Andrea and Elisa from Dieppa Restrepo
Andrea Vargas Dieppa and Elisa Restrepo, the two Colombian natives behind hot shoe line Dieppa Restrepo seem more like friends than business partners when I meet them at their Lower East Side showroom for a chat. The laidback designers are two peas in a pod, finishing each other's sentences and dissolving into giggles as they look back on their four years working together. I sat down with them to learn about how these two friends managed to bring together their Colombian roots, Mexican manufacturing and New York flair to create a successful shoe business. Read on.