Titikaka X Johanna Ho

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 04 December, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 04 December, 2011, 12:00am


Who started it? It's a collaboration between Hong Kong designer Johanna Ho and local shoe company Titikaka. The two new collections of fun, funky and fashionable footwear were inspired by the 1980s American sitcom Punky Brewster. This goes some way to explaining why the shoes are sparkling and effervescent with a tongue-in-chic vibe.

Why we love it: because the shoes are gleeful and girlish, with equal amounts of edginess and femininity. Using materials as diverse as gold-sprayed leather, snake skin and metal studs, Ho hasn't neglected style (see the ankle- length platforms) over comfort (see the simply stitched flats). The designer was also inspired by her children's glitter artwork. The result is a footwear collection filled with mirth - and, yes, a little reminiscent of this season's sparkly Miu Miu shoes.

What we'd pick: we like the silver almost-flat shoe (below left; HK$2,280) for everyday wear. For evening events, there's the beige stitched platform (below right; HK$3,880) and the more outrageous multicoloured glittery peep-toe platform (below centre; HK$3,880).

Where can you get it? Titikaka X Johanna Ho is available at Titikaka, 15 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, tel: 2850 8684.