Thursday, September 08, 2011

S is for Shoes.. or maybe Shirli

 'When I design a shoe I think about it as a sculpture to wear, an art piece you live with. You and your body affect its look and it affects yours. Footwear should have its life with and without being on the feet, on the contrary to cloths that exist only when being worn'.
Israeli freelance shoe designer
Now I know it may seem that I've revealed a streak of retifism during the four years I was in Italy but honestly I'm not turned on by shoes.  I just find that what designers expect women (and sometimes men) to put on their feet sometimes entertaining, often funny and frequently high art.    I do have other friends who's obsession with shoes does seem a tad unseemly - oh hi Shirli Happy Birthday this one is for you.

FOR AROUND THE HOUSE



ON THE PLAYGROUND



ROSA KLEBB'S SADDLE SHOES?


THE HUMAN CONDITION? 


In my artistic footwear design the shoe is my canvas. The trigger to create a new piece comes when an idea, a concept and/or an image comes to mind. The combination of the image and footwear creates a new hybrid and the design/concept comes to life. The piece is a wearable sculpture. It is "alive" with/out the foot/body. Most of the inspirations are out of the "shoe-world", and give the footwear an extreme transformation. The result is usually humoristic with a unique point of view about footwear.
Kobi Levi

WATCH THE BIRDIE


JUST TO CONFUSE YOU

ONE OF THESE IS INSPIRED BY A CARTOON CHARACTER - OKAY MAYBE BOTH!


And my favourites:
GONE TO THE DOGS

Apparently Kobi is currently working on a collection of shoes for men.  I can hardly wait? 


Thanks to Elaine for passing these on - and I repeat I am not a retifist!

08 settembre/September - La Natività della Beata Vergine Maria

4 comments:

flipstinger said...

I like the visuals....nice to look at, but they look painful!

Happy B-day to your dearest friend Ms. S =)

Shirli said...

Birthday! Shoes! A mention in my favorite blog! Who could ask for anything more?

Debra She Who Seeks said...

"And I repeat I am not a retifist!" I believe you, Willym. *in soothing tones* I believe you.

heavy hedonist said...

This is exactly why I only wear boots, or warm, fuzzy socks. My feet are just not equal to such works of art-- whose are???