RICHARD BRAQO DUBBED THE NEXT BIG THING IN LUXURY FOOTWEAR DESIGNS

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Shoe designer Richard Braqo of Ghanaian origin has lived in New York, Canada, London and Paris. He studied at Parsons School of Design in New York, and has worked with Cesare Paciotti, Helmut Lang and Acne Studios. This season shoe lovers are in for a real treat, especially if you will be attending London Fashion Week next month, Richard states “The premier collection is really about a personal quest for identity juxtaposing masculine details with the feminine silhouette,” states Braqo. This season’s collection does just that, linking innovation and sophistication to make heels that are not to be overlooked. Although I was a bit disappointed to find that the designer has change the brands name from his native name Kwame Brako to Richard Braqo, I guess he cannot be blamed as the fashion business can be tricky especially when it comes to branding and marketing. Although it shouldn’t really matter with his choice of name as the focus should be placed on his creative talents, it feels like the brand is moving far away from his ethnic side. Anyway with all said and done the aim is to sell and also he can be forgiven as with the rebranding came along even better designs that will attract mainstream buyers.
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SIGNATURES: “A strong use of sophisticated colours and textures like buffed nubuck, smooth velvet and buttery suede, with ornamental detailing. Subtle menswear detailing incorporated in daringly sharp silhouettes. Stilettos, booties, thigh boots and high heels.”    
TRADEMARK PIECE: “The Fiona velvet heeled brogue and the Franca pearled spear boot represent trademark pieces that encompass my design aesthetic in its simplest form.”
IDEAL CLIENT: “Anna Dello Russo, Giovanna Battaglia, Daphne Guiness, Shala Monroque and Miroslava Duma. A lover of fashion and an audacious dresser is always an ideal client.”
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