Thursday, June 24, 2010

Minna Parikka

Minna Parikka shoes

I have never been a girly girl, and I generally steer clear of anything decorated with hearts. But now I have to make an exception for Minna Parikka’s footwear.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Marloes ten Bhomer at the Jerwood Contemporary Makers 2010 Exhibition

Marloes ten Bhomer shoes

Marloes ten Bhömer's Rotationalmouldedshoe has just been selected for the Jerwood Contemporary Makers 2010 exhibition. The shoe was created from molded polyurethane rubber around a stainless steel frame. It looks like a work of art, but is actually wearable as a shoe.

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Friday, June 11, 2010

Javier Gasco

Javier Gasco shoes
The shoes created by Javier Gasco reveal what can be achieved when a designer doesn’t have to worry about commerciality – no need to identify a target market, create a balanced and cohesive collection, or determine cost assessments. Mr Gasco doesn't design regular collections for sale; these shoes are made for his pleasure or for a rare commission. They are the product of an unbridled imagination and a masterful ability to design and make footwear.

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Saturday, June 5, 2010

Kron by KronKron

Kron by KronKron shoes
I admit I know nothing about Icelandic design, but if these shoes are anything to go by, then I’m all for it. Fun, unrestrained, and looking kind of like they’re made of icing, Kron by KronKron shoes are dessert for your feet.

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

LD Tuttle

LD Tuttle shoes
I’ve followed the shoe collections of LD Tuttle for several years, and for some reason I had always pictured the designer as a dapper, balding, vaguely English middle aged man. This must owe more to my butler fetish than reality, because the truth is at the other end of the spectrum. LD Tuttle is actually Tiffany Tuttle – a former ballet dancer and California native who created the label in 2004 with her husband Richard “LD” Lidinsky.

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