Who Design

Who Design

Who Design featuring great design, architecture, fashion, graphics and innovation from across the globe.

 

THEY NEW YORK

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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Architech

This is the first 3D Printed training shoe to be sold to the consumer market. After, two years of researching various organic shapes and structures to create a truly unique and functional 3D Printed lattice design. This training shoe provides dynamic stability, and also has a luring design appeal. These interconnecting lattice beams can only be manufactured by 3D Printing, and could never be replicated by conventional molding processes. This upper design uses a 3D Auxetic pattern, which can stretch and adapt to the foot shape.

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Quswa Wholecut

The Quswa wholecut was inspired by the historical battle of Badr, represented by hand carved Arabic Calligxraphitti encryption on high grade Italian leather. Designer Que Shebley states "here are 5 version series of the Quswa wholecut as each design released continues the originating encryption as a whole, the encryption signifies one of the most significant moments of the battle". The design is hand painted in layers with a patina technique. The sole hand made with a beveled waist closed channel with metal toe taps for that extra aristocrat feel. A true master piece and a must see.

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Guang

Guang is handmade with cowhide and lambskin. Reflective bindings were stitched on the seams delivering a futuristic feel. Reflective customizable letters on the back functioning as an eye-catching feature also improves visibility in the dark. The back strap widens the length and width of the bootstrap for wearing ease.The distressed Vibram’s outsole gives a brawny aesthetic, superior traction, and greater comfort. The bright neon yellow alongside the pointy-toe narrow silhouette delivers a rebellious yet functional design.

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Unconventional Chic

The project stemmed from a need to design shoes for real women. Focus in the design of these shoes was the application of industrial designs to create a shoe that caters to all women's body types, concentrating on women with wide feet in particular, but still reflecting a unique taste. Constructing what appears to be an architectural object, with its bronze brass, gave the designer room to play with technical details such as the small V-shape at the front, which provides a more comfortable fit.

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The Sneaker

The shoe named The Sneaker is a shoe both for the reception and the skate ramp, it is raw and elegant at the same time. The color is matte black with details in gold, including a small jewelry attached to the string. When the sole is warned out, it can be replaced so the lifetime of the shoes is almost timeless. Each shoe is individually sewn by skilled craftsmen.

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