Rakish Heels design consultancy
Rakish Heels Design are a consultancy specialising in footwear and accessories.
Established in London in 2002 by Lona Jones (see below), We’ve worked with many top brands in the UK, US and further afield.
Whatever you want to know about shoes and how to make them we can tell you. If we can’t we know someone who can! Our experience crosses many product areas from technical sport to luxury fashion and not just for women, we also design shoes for men and children.
We enjoy working closely with customers researching trends and concepts to develop a complete range of designs and colourways. Our experience working with factories across Europe and the Far East enables us to communicate effectively with them, giving them full technical material specifications and checking all stages of prototyping up until they make lovely finished shoes!
We can also design soles, heels, and trims providing full technical specs and work with last makers to create new or amended models.
Lona Jones profile
I’ve been involved with shoes all my working life which is now quite a long time! Having studied at Leicester polytechnic ( De Montfort university) and received the Royal Society of Arts bursary award, sponsored by Clarks, I went to work for them straight from college. After four years I went to London and never left. Initially I worked for Pentland and their many brands (Ted Baker, Kickers, Boxfresh amongst others) and then in 2002, I set up Rakish Heels Design.
In 2007, I launched the premium ladies brand, Rakish Heels, dedicated to producing uniquely styled, high quality ladies shoes with a focus on the heel. I’ve taken a little breather from this recently to accumulate funds!…and to focus on the consultancy.
Rakish Heels are very involved in helping companies get started in footwear and work closely with the BFA (British Footwear Association) to mentor small brands and designers. (Read more)