Brazilian footwear designer, Andreia Chaves, combines her design studies in Florence with the many textures, materials, and visual stimulations from her native Sao Paul to create stunning pieces of artwork for your feet.
The concepts behind the form and visual effects of each shoe is strongly embraced. Her Invisible Shoe, for example, is basically a multi-faceted mirrored wedge that automatically camoflauges with the surrounding environment (and probably throws off a million reflections to bystanders, blinding them, on a sunny day).
Her other shoes include the Prism shoe, the Velcro shoe, and the Form and Texture shoe, each with its own powerful silhuoette and artistic concept -everything from origami-like folds to mini leather cubes. Chaves combines different materials and shapes, throwing in just the right amount of chaos, to create amazing works of wearable art. Her final collection will be presented in February 2010.
All photos by Ian Murphy, courtesy of Yatzer.