Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Doctor Prescribed Footwear?

These shoes by designer Gwendolyn Huskens are so creepy, yet somehow fabulous. I am strangely drawn to them...





Gwendolyn Huskens is a designer studying at the Design Academy in Eindhoven, in the department of man and identity. At the recent graduation show, she presented a set of six shoes called 'medic esthetic'. Aiming to reveal the taboos associated with physical deformities, her collection of cream and skin-toned footwear for women is made from medical materials and supplies such as plaster bandages, steel and band-aids. The result is a line of functional and oddly stylish shoes.

2 comments:

Dominique said...

These are really creeping me out.

[Tara] said...

dominique -- I know! Very creepy...