MA final collection, 2013.

The concept of this collection can be referred to the broad notion of postmodernism. Since postmodernism is too broad as a concept, I have conducted the project with the emphasis on certain characteristics that are opposite to the general idea of formalism. I am personally interested in designs that go beyond the existing framework and form. By challenging and modifying what is already formalized as a form or a set of rules, I have intended to try and develop a collection of new footwear designs that stretch the boundaries of visual, technical and functional forms.To an extent to which the original wearable function of footwear is not undermined by the excess of design, I attempt to seek some new possibilities of footwear design and develop the idea consistently.

Material: three times layers vegetal leather (water base dye) and an acetate layered heel.

© Youngwon Kim

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