Since its inception in 1999, the Pierre Hardy brand has become known for the world's most radically stylish shoes and bags. Before launching his eponymous label, Pierre Hardy had been designing shoes for some of the top luxury brands in fashion. Not to be lead by trends, Mr. Hardy takes inspiration from architecture, geometry and the arts. His confidence in his vision shows in his design aesthetic; graphic images and designs with sculptural volume influenced by contemporary artists such as Lichtenstein and Koons. Sensual, boundary-pushing designs that range from skyscraper heels that are akin to architectural wonders to simplifying classic sneakers into minimalist works of art are integral to the brand. In the words of Mr. Hardy himself, "be different—radically."