I often talk about fashion being art and architectural influences in fashion but nothing epitomises this as much as Julian Hakes’ Mojito heels. Two parts architectural design and one part shoe design, the Mojito heel looks more like a work of art than something you slip your feet in.
Created entirely by accident, architect Julian was trying to which parts of a shoe are actually needed to support the foot. As it happens, only the heel and ball of the foot need to be supported and everything else is surplus so Julian created a shoe made out of a single spiral supporting the entire foot – like the curl of a lime in a mojito.
Since designing the first Mojito heels, Julian has collaborated with Ann Sofie Back Atelier and Ada Zanditon at London Fashion Week, been featured in Forbes, Vogue Italia and Elle and won the Drapers award for Best Footwear Designer 2012. Not bad for an architect playing footwear designer. What do you think of the Mojito heel?