Thursday, November 6, 2008
image © rené van der hulst
Gwendolyn Huskens recently presented her shoe collection at the graduation show of the Design Academy of Eindhoven.
Inspired by the taboos usually associated to physical deformities, she constructed her shoes using medical and orthopedic materials such as plaster, bandages and band-aids.
How genius is this? I love when a designer is willing to push the boundaries and give garments an almost morbid connotation. At first glance you see an amazing, proportional shoe, then you notice the materials and instantly your mind is catapulted into the orthopedic ward of a hospital. I wish casts actually looked like this. I would seriously break both my big toes to work that wedge bootie. I hope someone is coming up with *fierce* crutches.
images from marzellluz's flickr
engendered by JJ a 6:38 PM