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inga's foto From the many miles she walked in high heels on runways around the world, one of the things Inga Savits-Hanon retained is how important shoes are in making women look beautiful. Her passion for beautiful footwear, a trait her grandmother passed down to her as a child, today takes form in the eponymous collection Inga.

The designer, who became a model after studying fashion, returned to her first love, shoes, in 2011. Right away, her style caught the eye of the designer Alexis Mabille, who in 2012 chose versions of the Thais and Raquel models for his ready-to-wear and haute couture presentations. In addition to designing, Savits-Hanon acts as the artistic director for her brand, coordinating styling and creating all her own communications tools.

Inga shoes are designed to accommodate various lifestyle cultures: they are for women who work, who tend to their families, who go out at night and who, sometimes, also walk the red carpet. From her Estonian heritage, Savits-Hanon has preserved the soul of the legendary Russian spirit, combining it with sensitivity and precise lines in ballerina flats, heels and sandals with a savvy stylistic mix. A streamlined, masculine allure combines with a typically feminine allure: geometric lines mingle with bold color, rare skins and couture fabrics; heels are both practical and elegant.

Produced near Venice, Inga designs benefit from the celebrated know-how of traditional Italian leatherworking. So that her creations may become the fully realized contemporary pieces she envisions, the designer works closely with her Italian ateliers – a personal tie which ensures that her shoes will be of the highest quality.

High-end yet accessibly priced, the Inga line is comprised of modern, timeless shoes. Whether flat or high-heeled, Inga styles have a sensual self-confidence. At once smart and sexy, they enhance the legs of all women.

Each Inga style bears the name of a fashion great or a friend, in homage to the wonderful people the designer has encountered throughout her career.