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Greek Shoe God, Dukas (who is as handsome as a Greek God himself), has just released some of his newest 2013-14 Spring Collection of unique high heels. My personal favorites are those whose heels are shaped like a pair of sexy pin-up legs, a look he began a few years ago and continues with new styles, materials and colors.
above: Some examples of the earlier Dukas Doll Heel Shoes
DUKAS Shoes from his newest 2013-14 Spring Collection:
130MM SUEDE DOLL HEEL PUMPS $876.00:
130MM SUEDE DOLL HEEL PUMPS $806.00:
130MM GLITTER DOLL HEEL PUMPS $807.00:
All three of the new styles shown above can be purchased here
Other Dukas Doll Heels from 2010-2012 including Sling-backs, Sandals, Metallic pumps, Booties and Bridal shoes:
Dukas was born in Thessaloniki on 11th September 1975. He graduated from the American College, acquiring a Master’s degree in History of Art. 2003 was a very important year for the designer’s career as he created his first Shoes & Accessories collection, which contained Prêt-à-Porter products with vivid Haute Couture elements. They were instantly characterized as luxury items and became extremely successful, as they were adored not only in Greece but also in Europe and America.
In the same year Dukas accepted an invitation from the “Camera Nazionale Della Moda Italiana” to participate in “Alta Moda”, a week of Italian haute couture and, more specific, in Fashion Calendar 2003, where 12 new talents from all over the world presented their collections.
The designer presented 15 pairs of Haute Couture shoes, which were characterized as sexy, subversive and a total luxury from the international press and the international fashion crowd as well. Vogue Italia magazine after the show named the Greek designer as a “subversive fetishist”.
The collection was also presented in many Greek editions of international fashion magazine such as Vogue Hellas, Elle, In Style, L’ Officiel, Madame Figaro, Marie Claire, Votre Beaute etc. In 2004 Dukas presented his collection in multi brand showrooms in Milan, taking the first steps for his international career. In the meantime, Dukas begins exporting his products in Europe, America and Asia (Tokyo, Los Angeles, New York, Marbella, Moscow, Monte Carlo, Saint Trope, London, Paris, Milan, Qatar).
He also had a successful cooperation with “Swarovski Hellas” and due to the Olympic Games of 2004 he was assigned to create an extremely subversive Haute Couture sandal made of leather, plexiglass and Swarovski crystal mesh (a material which contains crystals in the form of tessera) which presented the classic Greek motive of Meandros. The Olympic sandal, from 2004 until now,is being exhibited at the “International Swarovski Museum” in Austria and bears the signature Dukas Made in Hellas. Olympic Games medal winner Niki Xanthou was chosen to be the face of the advertising campaign for the Olympic sandal (shown below).
In September 2008 the international star Jennifer Lopez, during the concert she gave in Athens, marked the greek designer out and chose to keep a bag from Dukas a/w ’08 ’09 Collection before leaving the country. From the very beginning until now all Dukas Collection products continue to bear the signature Exclusively Made in Hellas. The collection is hosted at selected outlets and big departments all over Greece; Dukas is the only Greek Prêt-à-Porter label which is being sold along with other big international designers’ brands.
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