After yesterday’s post I thought I’d keep the outer space theme going. Beyoncé’s Run The World video debuted yesterday and of course it was a visual smorgasbord of captivating imagery. But two things in particular caught my eye, those shoes. They’re the Starship Enterprise, by british designer Gareth Pugh. And they are most definitely otherworldly.
Obviously you can’t just wear anything with these shoes. They were accompanied by a dress of golden scales, also created by the edgy designer.
Both items premiered this year at the Pitti Immagine #79, with the help of Ruth Hogben. The film was projected unto the ceiling of a 14th-century church. Check it out here.
More & more you see designers pushing the envelope and letting their creativity soar to new highs. Fashion is not only for the functionality of daily life. But an interactive art form. But this is not for everybody nor everywhere. I mean you wouldn’t wear this to go grocery shopping , unless you’re Lady Gaga of course. But I guess that’s what makes high fashion, high fashion. An unattanable height only reachable by a select few. The feeling of exclusivity & rarity makes for an addictive combination. And being out there, way out there in outer space, may only be for a brave few.
Check out http://www.garethpugh.net/ for more info on the designer.
In collaboration with Spanish performance artist Alicia Framis, United Nude has come up with a shoe for the “Moon Life” project, based on the premise that humans will one day live in outer-space. The carbon-fiber shoe comes flat, packed with assembly instructions and interchangeable uppers that you can switch out for a custom look. Source
I love “the build your own shoe” idea. I too am a firm believer in consumer participation. But what worries me more than the living on the moon, is the non-existent support for my non-existent arch. If you’re like me and have no arch to speak of then here is a little tip for ya. On arrival to the venue, find a seat and remain in it the entire night. These shoes are NOT made for walking.
What you know about Jeffery Champbell? Homie don’t play.
Giuseppe Zanotti, is a beast on some platforms and here is why
Rafia Platform Wedge Sandals
Zanotti Amber Boots
They are actually from his Fall 2010 collection but these throwbacks are still cute in 2011.
So I’ve overcome the blight and pestilence otherwise known as the flu to bring you another shoe installment. This is one of my faves, because of the colorful yet simple design and the transparent heel.
Description: title says it all
Ingredients: patent leather, lucite and rubber
Technic: you guessed it, good old fashion Photoshop
Description: Nature makes room for human progress.
Ingredients: Suede, Wood and Plastic
Technic: Good old wholesome Photoshop
In the coming days I’ll be posting some of my older illustrations, drawings and sketches leading up to my present work. I think it is important to document one’s journey and take note of progress. It should be interesting to see how this story developes. These earlier drawings (sounds like an archaeological find) are what I would call a quick documentation of an idea. Not really concentrating on perspective, just wanting to get it out of my mind and down on paper as fast as I possibly can.
I make theses shoes of paper because it makes me happy, brings me joy or should I say Glee. I draw them because I want them to one day become real. And sharing them with you is step one .
It was a few months after graduating that I’d discovered a love for designing shoes. Like almost every woman I love shoes but it had never even crossed my mind to actually design them. And then without any warning I just started and couldn’t stop. Long story short it is this that made me reconsider my self as a graphic designer and it was from that point on I knew I couldn’t just be that.
First up. Pink Zebra, a not so poised ballerina made tame by an ornate broach.
-Technic: Pencil & Photoshop