High shoe

Ellis White

AW15 BitLeather Collection, 2015.

This collection uses BitLeather, an original leather composite material developed specifically for the range through research and experimentation inspired by architectural materials and industrial manufacturing processes. Small waste leather particles are reconstituted into a stone-like material. Each element is individually cast, polished and assembled.

The geological appearance of the leather composite is reinforced by monolithic forms and sculptural elements. Hand-moulded leather uppers and engineered metal components offset the collection, balancing the industrial with the organic.

© Ellis White, photo by Wig Worland.

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