Friday, July 06, 2007

Girly Shoes For Girls & Boys

Via Jennifer Danielle Perkins' Naughty Secretary Club Blog I discovered String Republic, a French site which apparently commissions different artists to do series of shoes, namely espadrilles.
Stéphane Bucco, the graphic artist, internationally renowned as Sockho, has created STRING REPUBLIC in 2004 to illustrate what happens when graphic arts and daily life merge. After renowned exhibitions and collaborations, Stéphane wants to find new Material supports of creation. Like the designers of the 50’s, STRING REPUBLIC wants to enhance products and make them more beautiful. And Stéphane likes to quote Raymond Loewy who said that “ugly things sell badly”. Nowadays... useful things sell badly. The amazing revival of the flip flops and the clogs remind him of the espadrilles his grand-father used to offer him every summer when he was a kid. The concept is born; see an old product like the espadrille differently! The espadrille is given as an anachronistic material support to about thirty of the greatest international grafic artists, who evolve in very different aesthetic universes.
Here are some of my girly favorites (and note that quite a few of them come in men's styles too):


Jennifer Perkins - Naughty Secretary Club said...

I hope they are as cute on as they are on the internet. Like the Danielle bit :)

SlipOfAGirl said...

Thanks for stopping by, Jennifer! (I try to call folks by the names they prefer -- I like to suck-up to artists :p)