Ziggy – a Rakish icon.
In 2009, we decided David Bowie’s alter ego Ziggy Stardust would be a major influence on our Autumn/Winter’09 collection. Our trend board strongly featured the lightening imagery which eventually appeared on the Ziggy heel and as part of the upper patterns.
The Ziggy collection consisted of a 1940’s inspired platform shoe with a sculpted platform and a calf length boot. For the first season we launched a black and electric blue version of both styles in peachy soft kid suede.
For the following summer 2010 we added two other colours, Fuschia suede and chocolate /gold leather.
Of course both styles featured our removable heel covers allowing the wearer to decide how the shoes should look.
Either with printed heels on show or covered with a decorative leather sleeve.
Kate Nash championed our Ziggy boot in her 2010 video kiss that grrrl. With the theatrical circus setting and her sequined basque, our boots could have been made for her!
Although all of the boots and shoes in electric blue and black have long been sold, we’ve been raiding our archive and still have 3 pairs of brown leather and 1 pair of fuschia left. http://www.rakish-heels.com/product.php?xProd=36&xSec=16