Fabulous Designers: Ines Shanks

Each week we will be highlighting one of the fabulous emerging designers from Phoenix Fashion Week 2016. This week, meet Ines Shanks, a fashion designer from Walpersbach, Austria who’s brand Shanks Shoewear is a unique shoe accessory for the fashion conscious woman.

Ines-ShanksFirst fashion job: Founding Shanks Shoeware

When did you know you had a passion for fashion: ever since I was a little girl

Person who has impacted your life the most: My husband because he is my greatest supporter and believer in me, my brand and designs.

Your biggest fashion accomplishment in your eyes: my invention of Heel Caps and creating the most comfortable High Heels ever. My Heel Caps allow you fashion freedom and security in your heels.

The biggest obstacle you have overcome: finding the right producer that is able to produce in a high quality and be flexible and innovative

A Designer who inspires you: Coco Chanel because she was an amazing personality and revolutionized the fashion industry.

Favorite quote: “A woman with good shoes is never ugly.” – Coco Chanel

Advice to someone pursuing a career in fashion as a designer: Believe in yourself and know what you want

Favorite piece you have ever designed: A Heel Cap set with over 300 Swarovski crystals for a wedding

Favorite Design

For more information about Shanks Shoewear, visit

If you would like to attend Phoenix Fashion Week 2016, you can purchase tickets here: Use promo code FABAZ for $20 gift card good towards any seat (not applicable towards standing room tickets).



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