Pleiades is a unique, contemporary shoe brand celebrating art and craft.
Encompassing art, history, dance and craftsmanship,
Pleiades collections are products of historical research and creative development.
Challenging conceptions and pushing boundaries between cultures,
Pleiades fuses Asian and European influences, through unique collections.
Min Heo launched Pleiades in Seoul, debuting with the SS18 season.
Her vision for Pleiades is to create stylish shoes with original conceptual depth, rooted in Korean traditional craft and European heritage of art and fashion.
Min learned various Korean traditional crafts
from bojagi sewing, Korean painting, lacquer art, to quilting.
Upon graduating high school, she headed to Europe,
studying sculpture at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design,
pursuing fashion design in Milan at Istituto Marangoni,
and learning shoe design at Cordwainers School, London College of Fashion.
In between her studies, she gained practical experience by applying her skills at international fashion brands in New York City and Seoul.
After completing her formal training, she returned to Seoul,
seeking out Korean traditional craftsmen in various fields,
including Moshi weaving, Nubi quilting, and Korean traditional shoemaking.
Convicted of her vision for a new genre of unique, beautiful, contemporary shoes,
Min launched Pleiades.
yet rooted in history,
all while ensuring comfort,
Pleiades pursues ‘New classic’.
Pleiades is an expression of your unique self, your unique femininity.