Monday, January 31, 2011

The Invisible Shoe

Watch your step! Or can you? (Chortle). Andrea Chaves, a designer from Sao Paulo (my city of birth) has created invisible shoes. The surface has have been covered in mirrors so that the wearer's feet blends into the background. Those with big feet (a la moi) rejoice! As most fashion items tend to precariously balance form and function, style and substance, some being more practical or more artistic than others, its clear that this is one of those cases where the balance is heavily skewered towards the architectural/ artistic design side. Now, does the fact that my first thought was how it would match the invisibilty cloak from Harry Potter make me a real geek? Soon to be seen (or not?!) on Lady Gaga's feet no doubt.

Source: Lost at E Minor