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Winde Rienstra's Shoes Make Use of Unconventional Materials

 - Nov 6, 2013
References: winderienstra & notjustalabel
The shoes in Winde Rienstra's Spring/Summer 2014 collection were made of unconventional materials that challenge the forms of traditional footwear.

The unusual collection features shoes made from plexiglass, bamboo, LEGO, cardboard and wood made to look like scales. On their own, there is nothing particularly exciting about any of these materials, but Rienstra crafts them into beautiful and wearable sculptures and completely disguises their original forms from recognition.

The use of unconventional materials is emblematic of Rienstra's exploration of objects that are not typically used in fashion or footwear design. Although they may not be the go-to choices for footwear materials, the shoes from her collection entitled 'A Forgotten Path' are sculptural, interesting and will definitely not be forgotten anytime soon.