The idea for Layers collection was the need for the use of the still perfect quality residual leather remaining after the manufacturing of regular leather pieces. Retaining the technologies used in traditional shoe manufacturing, she has experimented a new construction method. The collection demonstrates the possibilities and directions of this new shaping process in the spirit of sustainability. Every shoe of the collection is created using another base method to showcase the different possibilities. Each piece is slightly different from each other and can be customized for every person.
Amazonia are shoes inspired in the jungle. They born after a real experience of the designer in the Ecuadorian rain forest. The aesthetics and construction of the shoes are based on the overlaying system of the multiple trees and plants in the jungle, giving as a result a rich universe of contrast, shapes, shadows and lights when a person is walking under the trees and inside the jungle during a sunny day. In a fusion, the three layers were cut by laser and the entire shoe was made by hand.
Skinners are innovative footwear designed for travel and sports enthusiasts. The design challenge was how to fuse a sock and a shoe with all their properties into one uniform yet functional product. The result is basically “the sock-shoe fusion“ combining the freedom and portability of socks with the essential protection and durability of shoes. Thanks to the compact size and a "second skin" feeling activating each muscle and tendon of the foot, Skinners tend to be used as primary or backup footwear for countless of outdoor or indoor activities.
With the developing of the economic, people are busy with their work. Though they are busy every day, their spiritual world might be lonely. Especially for those people who are working for their future and having their dream fulfilled, or a foreigner hoping to be accompanied and comforted. The Comfort is designed to appeal people's mind and take more care of themselves in the physical, mental health. Through the work, the designer urges people to pay attention to mental health and comfort these brave dream-makers through their works.
The design combines minimalist abstraction of art and geometry with the prestige of high-end fashion, and the classic of English heels. It further preserves the element of rawness in its execution manifested through the neat and delicate feel of the shoe and its overall look. The design process involved the deliberation of the three essential elements of the shoe: natural, abstract, and elegant. This required balancing the proportions of the design itself, as well as paying attention to the chosen materials in terms of texture, colors, and quality, to achieve a satisfying appeal of aesthetics.
THEY New York is a minimalist footwear label founded by siblings Jack and Angela Lin. The founders come from a family that has been manufacturing footwear for Japanese private labels for the past 40 years. The core design of THEY is inspired by fundamental elements of the German Bauhaus movement and the aesthetics rooted in Japanese minimalism and architectural forms. We believe in creating a shoe that celebrates design itself, with each pair standing out with muted elegance.
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