Too big for your boots

Inez Carmen van Kessel

Very wide velvet pumps with twisted heels and decorated with silver chains at the tongues, 2023.

Inez Carmen is fascinated by the different ways people have developed to change their bodies. These shoes are inspired by the traditional Chinese foot binding, a painful method that changes the size and shape of young girls’ feet in order to meet a beauty ideal. These shoes are a sharp contrast with this matter, the heels look like they are on the edge of imploding.

Made in collaboration with @dezooliste
Represented by @rademakersgallery

Photo’s by Rosa Bultsma.

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