Tuesday, June 07, 2011
WEARABLE STILT SCULPTURES
Freelance shoe designer Kobi Levi's creations truly are a work of art.
Collaborating with both Israeli and International companies, he is currently working on his women's shoe line in Tel-Aviv, Israel and has designed commercial footwear in Italy, China and Brazil.
To see Levi's creations makes you wonder how it's possible to teeter on heels inspired by chopsticks, toucans or cartoon characters but the Israeli designer says they're intended to be worn and have been by no other than Lady Gaga, who wore a pair of his shoes in the music video for 'Born this Way.'
Levi says, "In my artistic footwear design the shoe is my canvas. The trigger to create a new piece comes when an idea, a concept and/or an image comes to mind. The combination of the image and footwear creates a new hybrid and the design/concept comes to life. The piece is a wearable sculpture. It is "alive" with/out the foot/body. Most of the inspirations are out of the "shoe-world", and give the footwear an extreme transformation. The result is usually humoristic with a unique point of view about footwear. Another aspect of the creation is the realization. All the pieces are hand-made in my studio. The challenging technical development is the key to bring the design to life in the best way."
Love! To learn more about Kobi Levi visit his blog.
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