Shoes Have Names by Jo Cope x Boutique By Shelter, 2020.
Jo Cope and Shelter come together at Boutique by Shelter in a truly unique collaboration at Coal Drops Yard, for London Craft Week, on show 30 September to 8 October 2020.
Every shoe tells a story Each shoe or pair of shoes created by the designers will be named after the person who’s been supported by Shelter. The designers have been asked to create a unique design reflecting the stories of the individuals using the materials they are most comfortable using from their current design specialisms.
Shoes traditionally have names to positively identify their individual styles. To own or put on a special pair of shoes is also symbolic of ‘Having somewhere to go’, while shoes also offer practical protection comfort as should the home. In contrast, people facing homelessness can lose a sense of personal identity and safety.