Minna Parikka launched in 2005 since then, the Helsinki-based designer’s creations have graced the feet of adventurous women around the globe, including Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Paloma Faith.
Fun and bold – that’s Minna’s trademark – both as a woman, and a designer. Season after season, her creations win followers with their playful femininity, eccentricity, and exquisite attention to craftsmanship. Sold around the world in over 25 different countries key stockists include, luisaviaroma.com, NET-A-PORTER, Shopbop, Harvey Nichols and Colette.
Once she fell down the rabbit hole and chose the world of shoe design at the age of 15, Minna started chasing her dreams. She moved to England at 19 to pursue a degree in footwear design, spending the next six years living, working and finding inspiration in London, Milan and Barcelona. In 2005 she returned to her native Helsinki to launch the Minna Parikka brand.
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. When they’re beautiful in their own right, and a then a woman steps into them – that’s when the magic happens. The right shoes can change how she looks, feels and is seen by others. As objects of desire for women and men, shoes aren’t just symbols of power.