Shoe designer Minna Parikka was the winner of a special award at the Fuenso International Shoe Design Awards gala in recognition of her breakthrough as an up and coming design talent. The event was held on June 1st in Spain and the news was reported in the Finnish Elle web pages.
The Fuenso International Shoe Design Awards brings together experts in the shoe world and was held this year for a second time. A jury composed of fashion professionals picked Pura López as the winner in the style category, while Geox took the sports category and El Naturalista won the comfort category. As well as Minna Parikka, Magrit won a special lifetime achievement in the shoe business award.
Minna Parikka’s first shoe range was launched in 2006. Now her shoes are on sale in 15 countries. Many famous performers such as Lady Gaga, Beth Ditto and Paloma Faith wear shoes designed by Parikka.