Collection ILJA S/S, 2011.

This collection by Ilja Visser was inspired by the decoration and architecture of Pierre Cuyper’s Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. The building system with concrete blocks and the natural colours of sand come out in the shoe design.

As in every ILJA collection the representation of a strong woman character is emphasized with a shoe that is put on a high plateau. While the collection of Ambacht, which was presented in the Rijksmuseum itself, was highly decorative and organic the shoes represent the stabile and graphic character of the monumental building. Crafted by René van den Berg.

© ILJA, photo René van den Berg

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