Giuseppe Zanotti once said
High heels are like a beauty lift. In a flat, you can feel beautiful, but a stiletto changes your mood, how you move-like a wild, beautiful animal.
We totally agree.
When a woman wears a heel, or any shoe for that matter, she should feel feminine and empowered. Putting on high heels can accentuate any outfit, making you look good. When you look good, you feel even better, and when you feel even better, you’re more energetic, more confident, more beautiful. There is nothing in this world quite as uplifting as a pair of killer heels.
Born out of a passionate desire to provide this experience to women through heels that are distinctly African in design, material and conception; Buqisi-Ruux aims to be a globally competitive brand blazing a trail (always in high heels, of course) in footwear and fashion all across our beautiful continent. We are devoted to uplifting and empowering women in Africa; not just through our fashion forward, African print high heels designed to make you look and feel amazing on your feet; but also by providing women, through our social media platforms and support for causes which have all women at heart, with the necessary skills they need to succeed in all aspects of their lives. #AfricaOnYourFeet. #MovingWomen. We don’t just want you to look great. We want you to be great.
This core ideal is encapsulated in our name. Buqisi-Ruux. Buqisi being the title used by some of the ancient queens of Egypt, and Ruux being a shortened version of Rukungiri, the home village of our founders Lynn Bugaari, Tetsi Bugaari and Nuba Elamin. Together these two words mean ‘Queen of the Village’ focusing on the importance of women in our society, their role in our culture, and the part they play in the future of Africa.
Like these women who inspire us every day, our line of shoes are unique and diverse. We place an overwhelming emphasis on quality and individuality because we understand that no woman is the same, that her view and experience of life are singular and unequaled. This is why we make shoes that remind you of how special you are every single time you put them on.
Since 2014, Buqisi-Ruux has released eight lines of shoes, all inspired by women we admire. Kitami, Samali, Shona, JBK, Murungi, Barungi, Atamba, Kukunda. Now we are proud to present the ninth member of our family AINEBYONA which is inspired by Hilda Ainebyona Kabushenga an inspirational woman who characterizes all the values we esteem: passion, diversity, hard work.
It is these values in the end that prompt everything we have done and everything we do. As 2015 draws to a close, we are committed more than ever to providing you with the complete Buqisi-Ruux experience. We want to take this opportunity to say a giant ‘Asante Sana’ to everyone who has been with us so far and a big welcome to everyone who wants to be a part of our conversation in 2016. Get your heels ready. There’s so much more to come.
Always Moving Women