Monday, October 22, 2012

Vera Meijwaard - Renaissance of the Abundance Collection

To call Vera Meijwaard a shoe designer would be a grave mis-categorization.  Her creations reflect the mind of an artist (in part because her shoes look like they have the wearability shelf life of 2.2 mins).  As it was intended to be the designs look futuristic and simply beautiful (though that eye on the inside sole is bit creepy - just saying).

Below you will find Meijwaard's collection displayed at the Fashion Future - Fashion Graduation 2012 at the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem, Netherlands from earlier this summer.  Meijwaard's took her inspiration for the collection 'Renaissance of the Abundance' from the cult of Mary worshipping.

I wish I was there myself but I wasn't so here is some insight from a fellow blogger that was able to view the collection first hand "[Meijwaard she created a shoe collection that is all about hyperdecoration and transformation. By converting elements of this cult to a new visual language the designer expresses her desire for this past splendor. Designing is for Vera Meijwaard a form of artistic expression with which she doesn’t compromise when it comes to portability. Her shoes are primarily designed as a source of inspiration, just as haute couture is for fashion."

It looks as if Meijwaard will breath new OTT (Over The Top) life into the shoe industry and I for one can't wait to see what else she has to offer.

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