Meet Minna Parikka

The story of the Minna Parikka brand began when Minna decided at the tender age of 15 that designing shoes was her life’s true calling.“I felt like I’d been struck by a lightning when I first realized I could actually make a career out of making shoes.” Minna’s love of footwear is based on the fact that shoes – unlike clothes – don’t have to be inhabited by a body in order to look attractive. But while they’re beautiful alone, it’s when a woman steps into a pair that the magic really happens. The right shoes can change how she looks, feels and is seen by others. And as objects of desire for women and men, they’re not just symbols of power but its Holy Grail. A lifelong shoe-lover herself, Minna creates designs that combine elements of surrealism, playfulness and contemporary design – in all colours one can imagine. Crafted in Spain from the finest materials with unparalleled attention to detail, Minna’s shoes have helped countless women build their own style from the ground up. The Helsinki based designer’s accessories have graced the feet and bodies of women all over the world, including Lady Gaga, Fergie, Paloma Faith and Beth Ditto.