Saturday, November 15, 2008

MAH SHUZ

Today, while I was gazing outside my window at the grey, rainy weather I started thinking about the disappointing shoe season that was SS09. I have not been liking the footwear offerings as of late. I thought about how shoes were either "nice", "meh, or downright "ew". The next step in logic was inevitable...what, exactly, would I come up with if I were given a blank canvas? I usually just criticize so I think it's important to show what I would do if I were to design shoes.

here are the results of my venture:

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Ankle boot in grey wool with patent black trim and hidden platform. (the rectangle in the center is a cutout)

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Batwing sandal with black crystals on the heel and the instep. the wings would be in tulle, or something. I'm still thinking about what materials I would use on this one.


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ribbon boot. wooden heel and raw matte satin ribbons, maybe in a blueish gray color.

I love to draw so this was fun to do... I hope to share more shoe sketches with you soon (if you can bear the amateurishness of my drawings). I didn't willingingly copy any other designers but since I spend the day looking at shoes I'm sure there are tons of elements I used subconsciously!

11 comments:

emily said...

These are awesome! If they get made, I'm a size 7.5- just saying...

Daughter said...

I would totally wear those ribbon boots! But unlike Emily Dainty Feet above me, I would need them in more like an 11...

Sara said...

I hope you do more of these - I most especially love the batwing sandals! So fun!

ash said...

very cool. i also really love the batwing ones.

Sarah Edwina Rose said...

Shoe 2 is stunning. I think you should get them made...and send me a pair!!
x

Marina said...

If you will become a shoes designer please, don't forget about me. I really can test it;-)You are so talented person!Great shoes!I admire you!

thesearchforchic said...

these shoes are fantastic you really have a vision, love the 3rd

InstantVintage said...

Nice sketches. I don't think they're amateurish at all. Why don't you get into shoe design?

Mark said...

I love the first one! I had no idea you had shoe design skillz!

-une mandarine

Anonymous said...

the first one reminds me of these boots...

http://www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk/invt/5310460222566&bklist=icat,6,shop,womens,womensaccessories,shoes,wboots

Anonymous said...

I also enjoy designing high heels and other forms of uncomfortable shoes...Maybe we could share Ideas...So far I love what you've come up with.