Today was a day of making, which was fun.
We were given three criteria that out wearable piece had to fulfil; suspend, support, and surround. I immediately decided on the idea of a shoe, because it both supported you and surrounded your foot. To make sure it also fulfilled the suspension part of the brief I planned a cut-out dip where there would normally be the most support in a shoe - under the arch of the foot. This would force the wearer to support themselves, making a conscious effort to hold themselves up and not rely on other things for support.
If I were to have actually made this shoe it would've been made from wood, glass, and metal, but as this was a one day project I made a model of it out of cardboard, masking tape, and string.
Clara modelling my model shoe
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All in all, today was quite fun but I don't really see myself doing this for the rest of my life. I think wearable stuff is definitely an interesting path, but I found photographing it much more enjoyable.
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