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Mandy Coon Introduces Fish Skin Shoes at New York Fashion Week

By: Anna Barr - Published: Sep 10, 2012 • References: shoesofprey and eclectic-society
Former DJ turned fashion designer Mandy Coon teamed up with bespoke Australian cult shoe label Shoes of Prey for her New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013 collection. This red, white and black series appears ultra modern and features exotic fish skin, as an eco-friendly alternative.

First of all, it doesn't smell like fish and secondly, until very recently, fish skin has been seen as bio-waste in the fishing industry, although it holds ancient roots in Nordic and Native communities, and has now found a new use. With an element of applied design and her graphic vision, Coon creates metallic-edged fish skin sandals, toe-capped wedges, and sharp stilettos, while it takes on similar characteristics to python and other reptile skins at a first glance.