And no, I don't find them beautiful. Strange, alien, outrageous, yes. Shoes that would be perfect for Lady Gaga. But who else? Yet, I find myself fascinated by them. Like looking at a car crash.
These shoes are made by a Dutch artist, who found out that she had a brain tumor, when she was studying design in London. This affected her designs, and she made this collection of shoes, mixed with bandaids, prostheses and other hospital aids. First, they just gave her a couple of months to live, but then they managed to remove the tumor, and now she is living a healthy life in Holland, making big money on her art/designs. (I actually saw a documentary about her a couple of weeks ago, by chance)
But nothing new under the sun, eyh? I have read a lot about shoe fashion and shoe history throughout the ages, and from time to time shoe fashion have been a bit wild. A quick lookback:
|Like these medieval italian platform shoes|
|Or these gold kidskin shoes from 1890, called Cromwells. Fancy a walk in these? Or just a shag?|
|In 1937, Perugia made these. Perugia was the master og heelless shoes,|
and has served as inspiration for many modern shoedesigners.
And nowadays, shoes doesn't have to look like shoes at all.
|Porcupine shoes, 2009|
Where will it end?