Superstar

Bird-Witched by Masaya Kushino is Influenced by Painter Jakuchu Ito

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: masayakushino.jp and neatorama
Instead of beef, Lady Gaga may want to embrace poultry as her next fashion statement with the footwear making up Bird-Witched by Masaya Kushino, a Japanese designer who studied at both the Kyoto Art College of Design and Istituto Marangoni in Milan, Italy. Inspired by such feathered creatures, the high heels certainly boast an edginess that she herself embodies at all times.

Inspired by the work of Jakuchu Ito, a Japanese painter of the mid-Edo period, Bird-Witched by Masaya Kushino could easily be displayed in an art gallery. Yet the designer states that while "shoes are just as visually stimulating as sculpture or any other three-dimensional art piece, but they also fundamentally have to be wearable." The collection is comprised of three styles, each of which is more eye-catching than the next.