Designer Spotlight: Richard Braqo
Beautiful, aren’t they? The clean lines, the elegant simplicity, but with the right amount of “edge”. I absolutely love it.
Meet Richard Braqo. His debut collection doesn’t launch until later this fall, but it’s garnered some attention and with valid reason. Braqo, who calls Ghana home, moved to New York City at the age of 18 and attended Parsons School of Design. His resume includes names like Ikgram Goldman, Acne Studios, and Helmut Lang.
“The premiere collection is about juxtaposing the masculine details of a modern men’s brogue with the feminine silhouette of a sharp five-inch stiletto. A fusion of something as classic and timeless as a pointy pump with a touch of the unfamiliar using elements such as ‘the ankle bangle’ and ‘the pearled spear’ as ornate details that refashion existing ideas about where accessories are placed.”
I’m not sure what the price point is for his shoes, but I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out.