Sometimes I like to think that my shoe obsession stems from my deep appreciation for architecture. More often than not I find myself lusting over the most complex sculpted shoe like that of a wide-eyed tourist admiring the Eiffel Tower for the first time. My theory couldn’t be more spot-on with the latest designer to garner my attention. Brazilian footwear designer Andreia Chaves fuses art and design to produce futuristic yet wearable creations. Her latest collection, “The Invisible Shoe Series” combines traditional hand-craftmanship with advanced 3-d printing technology courtesy of Freedom of Creation to develop a reflective surface that evokes the illusion of the shoe being invisible. The collection is composed of 3 distinct styles, each handmade in Italy.
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Meet Fleet Ilya, the leather fashion and bondage accessory label from the London-based husband-and-wife team Ilya Fleet and Resha Sharma. Their fierce, unconventional creations are the perfect fusion of hardcore and chic. I am particularly attracted to this large cage bag.
Urban Mobility, a partnership between Puma and Hussein Chalayan has continued yet another season with a new spring collection now in stores. The line fuses sportswear and fashion with Hussein Chalayan’s innovative and progressive approach to design. According to WWD, the collection for spring-summer 2010 is “fashion sportswear” and accessories for the “modern urban traveler.” “Urban Mobility is a considered balance between Puma’s technical excellence and my narrative approach to design,” Chalayan stated.
There were Manolos, then there were Choos and Louboutins - and now there is a new guru in town.. Nicholas Kirkwood is quickly making a name for himself. With a formidable background including degrees at both St. Martins and Cordwainers College, in addition to 5 years working under the famous Philip Traecey at 18 – it was evident early on that Kirkwood had a bright future in the making. Since launching his line in 2005, he has quickly acquired a cult following by style aficionados and celebrities worldwide. His sharp architectural compositions are visually stunning. Dramatic and angular with a little bit of rock & roll, his shoes are made to attract attention.
Margiela never seems to disappoint with his inventive minimalistic creations. His latest clutch is bandaged with leather straps that enables the lucky holder to weave their hand through the luxurious leather a multitude of ways.
Available at Joan Shepp
Rem D. Koolhas, the nephew of architecture master Rem Koolhas has joined forces with shoe manufacturer Galahad Clark to form United Nude, a creative collective seeking to embrace the intersection fashion, design and architecture. The latest result is an incredible line of shoes inspired by structural architecture of everyday objects.
Sophia Kokosalaki is collaborating with Ilias Lalaounis, a greek jeweler known for modernizing ancient Hellenic designs, to create a limited-edition jewelry collection. Kokosalaki’s collection will include a cutting- edge assortment of bracelets, necklaces and earrings.
I have been searching for the perfect seasonless rainboot that is stylish and functional, and at last I have succeeded. The Vivienne Westwood for Melissa Ankle Bootie is undeniably brilliant. The gold buttons add the perfect touch of embellishment and the streamlined silhouette enables endless wardrobe versatility, whether it is raining or not.
Available online from Akira