Françoise Misiraca and Charlotte Sauvat, two former executives of the French fashion house Balmain, have launched the upscale women’s footwear brand, La Ligne Numérotée.

Misiraca spent 18 years at Balmain, where she held various roles, including head of its men’s department. Sauvat has been a shoe and accessories designer for 17 years, working at Michel Vivien, Lanvin and Isabel Marant before joining Balmain. The footwear of the Paris-based brand is manufactured in Tuscany.