"Like poetry, fashion does not state anything. It merely suggests."-Karl Lagerfeld

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Kobi Levi

Kobi Levi is a talented breed of shoe designer. He takes shoe design to a whole new level on the art scale with his cheeky creations. Some look like they were bore out of the mind of a sexual deviant and others from the innocent imagination of a child. With Halloween coming up I thought that this was an appropriate topic to cover since these shoes look like they are playing dress up and not what they seem. Here are some of my favorite pieces by him.

                                                                Banana Slip on 2010
                                                                        Blow 2010
                                                                            Miao 2010
                                                                     Sling Shot  2010
                                                               XXX Pump 2010

                                                                Chewing Gum 2009
                                                                Double Boot 2000

"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."
-Kobi Levi

*please click here to see Levi's blog and to see more of his designs

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