Thursday, 3 March 2011

Shoes To Make You Go Gaga...


Noritaka Tatehana is a fashon designer based in Tokyo. Not only does he design each pair, but also manages the entire process from dyeing & embossing of the leather to crafting each shoe by hand. His work is just amazing and I find it rather difficult to put into words. You may recognise these weird and wonderful creations from Lady Gaga as she is frequently photographed wearing his collection.



'The theme of Artisan Collection 2010 is "Metamorphosis" which makes you meet with nature through unusual styles and materials.' -

His collection makes you question whether they are solely works of art that should be displayed in a gallery or just innovative structures thus forming a new style of footwear that will slowly trickle down to the high street with time.

I see them as wearable pieces of art, where the designer has blurred the devision between art & fashion. They are amazing statement pieces and I love how the heel has been completely removed - something we would consider a must for functionality but the designer, Noritaka Tatehana, has defied this rule.


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