Week 9-3DDA

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Kanye West

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Charlotte Olympia

Charlotte Olympia also came to mind when i was thinking of certain artists and designers. She is a shoe&accessory designer and her designs are so amazing. Her ideas are so imaginative and really creative with every piece that she makes. 

However, i thought of her because a lot of her shoes are based around a different structure to normal shoes. normally based on the structure of the heel of the shoe. 

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The “Form & Texture Shoe” exhibits a disciplined study of form and material while keeping just enough chaos to stay interesting.  The contradiction here is the seemingly indestructible framework fused with the disorderly arranged leather and sycamore wood cubes.  The contours create a theatrical statement nothing short of impressive.

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Structure & Surface

Maison Martin Margiela, masks

"The base of the masks is made of black silk gauze, a transparent material that allow models to see through it, It's essential that this transparent material be in black and not white, because white becomes opaque."

These masks i thought were really relevant when i thought about the project title. They were one of the first things that came to mind to me when considering the fashion accessories pathway for 3DDA. I think they are really striking, especially the bright coloured ones. 

The Parisian brand designed some specifically for Kanye West for his tour, and he is seen wearing a couple of different designs of these masks whilst performing. 

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MAIKO TAKEDA

ABOUT

Maiko Takeda is a milliner and jewellery designer. Originally from Tokyo, Japan, she recently completed her MA in millinery at the Royal College of Art in London. With her expertise and prior knowledge of jewellery design gained from her BA Jewellery Design (Hons) at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, her interest lies in creating ethereal adornments to the body. Environmental influences such as shadow, wind and gravity create an experience of wonder and bewilderment for the adorned. The form of her work itself can never be its sole feature as the extra element is always seeking to transcend the expectations of the wearer as part of the work.
Her work experience includes Stephen Jones, Philip Treacy, and Erickson Beamon.
Maiko is currently working for Issey Miyake on the line of accessories.

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Andreia Chaves

To footwear designer Andreia Chaves, each shoe is an individual work of art.  Raised in the busy metropolis of Sao Paulo, Brazil – Chaves understands that beauty can be found in chaos, a concept that reveals itself in her footwear designs.

These concepts come to life in each shoe created.  For example, “The Invisible Shoe” has a mirrored surface, creating a deceptively obscured optical effect with every step taken.  The chameleon-like façade blends in perfectly with any environment.

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The Prism Shoe- is a fascinating structural design that by itself looks like an intricate work of origami – casting beautiful kaleidoscopic shadows against the ground.  Here we can clearly see Chaves’ chaotic - yet orderly - paradox coming to life through her shoe designs, resulting in dramatic silhouette.

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United Nude X Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid and United nude's Creative director Rem d Koolhaas have been talking about shoes since they first met years ago. Hadid, an architect with a passion for shoes, and Rem D, the original shoe architect, agreed to collaborate on the design of a shoe with no pre-conceptions and ignore all the rules to create an entirely new form of shoe.

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Christian Louboutin

Inspired by a prima ballerina’s most important accessory, the French designer created the pumps to raise money for the English National Ballet.

The eight-inch heels feature Louboutin’s trade mark red soles and are studded with Swarovski crystals. "Isn’t the classical dancing ballet slipper the ultimate heel’? ‘The heel which makes dancers closer than any other women to the sky, to heaven?’ 

 After seeing these shoes, it gave me a lot of inspiration to work around the heel of my product. i wanted to do this because my whole idea is based around the inside of the body (foot) and the bone structure. And this shoe height, forces the bones to be pointed completely downwards, however most heels are only slightly pointing them down. I love how unique these are, except they are slightly unwearable and not practicable, they aesthetics of them are what i am more interested in. 

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I am so obsessed with these shoes. I loved them from when i first saw them come out. The design aspect of them is so amazing, how they have literally re constructed the way a shoe should be, to how they want the shoe to be. I think they are so striking and really imaginative. 

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