I'm absolutely loving Rita Ora's playful and innovative style at the moment, and what better platform for her to work it to the max than on stage in Japan? Here she is performing in Tokyo, wearing a polka-dot babydoll dress and some absolutely jaw-dropping Jimmy Choo sandals... 

Rita Ora on tour in Tokyo

The gorgeous gladiators are Jimmy Choo Mogul sandals: a style that Rita Ora has worn on several previous occasions and really seem to love. The lengthy cage heels are now sold out practically everywhere - although Neiman Marcus does still stock them in an interesting orchid colour! 

Gladiator sandals, which seemed to be all but dead in the water a year ago seem to have crept back in through the back door - but mostly in long, knee-length styles like this one. The closest style to the Mogul that is still available to buy here in the UK is Stuart Weitzman's gladiator boot, which was modelled in the label's recent campaign by Kate Moss. 

So, are you inspired by the new breed of gladiators, and will you be rocking a long sandal this summer? 

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