Milenika Shoes is the creation of Slovenian wife and husband duo Milena and Dusan Hrastnik. Early in her life Milena wanted to become a shoe designer so she attended Belgrade Polytechnic where she studied Fashion Design of Leather Products and graduated in footwear design. Armed with this education Milena wanted to start her own label but did not how so she worked in other fields while still creating footwear sketches. Milenika Shoes was born in 2013 after receiving encouragement from her husband Dusan who is also a photographer and businessman.
When creating designs for her label Milena believes in sketching each one by hand and uses black and white striped heels as her trademark. Also, each shoe is handmade with soft calf and sheep leather used for the outer, interior and sole sections. Bright eye-catching colors are used by the label to give off a playful aesthetic for each silhouette.
Milenika Shoes received an award for Best Design in the Fashion Accessory category from the Elle Style Awards in 2015. The label has also been featured in other fashion publications such as British Vogue, Elle Slovenia and Lepota & Zdravlje Serbia.
If you are looking for shoes that stand out and are not run-of-the mill then this is the collection for you. The bright colors, unique silhouettes and striped heels make this collection a favorable one.
Here are my favorite styles from Milenika Shoes: