'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'.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.
Israeli freelance shoe designer
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.
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