Shoe Designer

Shoe designer uses engineering with a twist to come up with this mojito

Julian Hakes with some of his happy customers.

Cocktails and high-heeled shoes can often be a dangerous combination. Other times, they can be life-changing. Such was the case for London-based engineer and bridge design specialist turned women's shoe designer Julian Hakes.

Wednesday, 6 February, 2013, 1:40am

Pleasure & pain

Sam Edelman wears loafers - a far cry from the forbidding footwear he creates for women. 'I personally wear classic shoes from brands like J.M. Weston and a few European designers. They're great, they're comfortable, they're timeless,' he says. 'But working with, and working for women is much more fun.'

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Life and sole of the party

Rupert Sanderson flagship store opening

Where: 8 On Lan Street, Central

When: March 25

What: The affable British shoe designer was somewhat overwhelmed by the support of the town's glamour gals at his store's debut and the ladies were eager to get their hands (and feet) on his stylish heels.

9 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Street threads

1 Local brand Yucca is known for chic bags without the hefty price tags. The styles are perfect for the modern woman, with classic shapes and hip details. The studded black style (HK$990) has an understated rock-chic vibe and is available at Seibu, Pacific Place, Admiralty, tel: 2971 3888; and Yucca, 180 Electric Road, Fortress Hill, tel: 3521 1889.

6 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Sole obsession

The hordes of women who gathered to see shoe designer Christian Louboutin at On Pedder earlier this month were like groupies waiting for a rock star. Some queued for more than an hour for him to sign their red soles, while others paid for styles that won't arrive for months.

20 Jun 2007 - 12:00am