Call us nerds if you will, but we couldn't help but draw some parallels between shoe designer Raphael Young 's life and aesthetic and Star Wars. Adopted by a family in Lyon (instead of on, let's say, Tatooine), Raphael learned the craft from his uncle who he interned under at YSL (Yoda, much?). Making every shoe from stitch to finish, Raphael drew his influences for his fall 2010 collection from heliocentric theory, which results in heels and boots that look like a whole army of Stormtroopers and Darth Vader doppelgangers perched atop sculptural heels that could have been plucked right off the surface of a planet far, far away. Too nerdy for you? Ignore the references and just appreciate the shoes for its supreme badassness. This is one Ped-i Master you're going to want to watch.
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