'Geology of Shoes' by Barbora Veselá reuses scrap fabrics in an ingenious way that mimics the shapes and patterning on sedimentary rocks. Veselá was inspired by the Czech Republic's Prokopské údolí nature reserve for this unique shoe collection.
Veselá blends concepts like the formation of layers and erosion with traditional shoe-crafting. Just as a rock is formed and worn away gradually over time, the shoes are made by layering strips of colorful fabric over one another. The effect is gorgeous, creating a marble or geode-like effect on the shoe.
Since each shoe is handmade, each shoe's layering and color palette is a little different, making each piece of footwear completely unique. These precious pieces formed the basis for Veselá's final project at the London College of Fashion.
Barbora Veselá's Geology of Shoes Takes Cues from Rock Formations
1. Sustainable Fashion - Geology-inspired footwear made from scrap fabrics promotes sustainable fashion.
2. Artisanal Products - Handmade shoes featuring unique layering and color palettes reflect the growth of artisanal products.
3. Eco-friendly Design - Geological inspiration in shoe design encourages new and innovative ways of eco-friendly product design.
1. Fashion - Fashion industry could learn from the geology-inspired techniques to promote sustainability.
2. Crafts - Artisanal and handmade footwear could become popular in crafts industry.
3. Product Design - Eco-friendly and geological inspirations could change the way footwear products are designed and manufactured.