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elke kramer

Our sneakers were inspired by our current obsession and investigations into recreating the textures and patterning of semiprecious stones in new and innovative ways. We fabricated the side panels from digitally printed 100% silk fabric that we had printed specially. These fabrics were a result of days of play with uniquely sources scanned materials such as crushed brick, crumbled charcoals and painted tissue papers. We loved the end results and found they worked perfectly when placed on tight exact panels within the white canvas shoe. Everything was kept symmetrical and clean as a result of our continuing design aesthetic and beliefs. We also played with the juxtaposition of solid metallic surfaces against the raw canvas and transparent silks.

The front panels were hand cut from metal brass sheet and moulded to fit each shoe. Glimpses of the brass sheet can be seen through a ripped silk chiffon shoelace finished with rose gold plated end caps. We fabricated the side panels from digitally printed 100% silk fabric that we had printed specially.

materials: digitally printed 100% silk fabric, brass sheet, rose gold plated end caps
this is a one off pair of sneakers available only in size 38
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* These sneakers are one-of-a-kind art pieces and not intended to be worn. As they are decorated with very delicate materials, you may find the perfect fit is on your mantelpiece. However, while many are fully functional sneakers those that aren't are not considered to be faulty. Please keep this in mind when placing your bid.

All proceeds of this sale go to kids art therapy school Little Seeds Big Trees.
Our sneakers were inspired by our current obsession and investigations into recreating the textures and patterning of semiprecious stones in new and innovative ways. We fabricated the side panels from digitally printed 100% silk fabric that we had printed specially. These fabrics were a result of days of play with uniquely sources scanned materials such as crushed brick, crumbled charcoals and painted tissue papers. We loved the end results and found they worked perfectly when placed on tight exact panels within the white canvas shoe. Everything was kept symmetrical and clean as a result of our continuing design aesthetic and beliefs. We also played with the juxtaposition of solid metallic surfaces against the raw canvas and transparent silks.

The front panels were hand cut from metal brass sheet and moulded to fit each shoe. Glimpses of the brass sheet can be seen through a ripped silk chiffon shoelace finished with rose gold plated end caps. We fabricated the side panels from digitally printed 100% silk fabric that we had printed specially.

materials: digitally printed 100% silk fabric, brass sheet, rose gold plated end caps
this is a one off pair of sneakers available only in size 38