The CrAzY World of Kobi Levi

I wouldn't wear any of these shoes but I love how tongue-in-cheek they are.Kobi reminds us that fashion doesn't have to be taken seriously ALL the time (I'm thinking about Karl Lagerfeld and Anna Wintour's permanently 'unamused' faces, pouting, squinting, posing....it gets a bit boring after a while). It's nice being able to appreciate the creativity and freedom of our imagination in design.

Extract about the designer from his own blog:
"Graduated from Bezalel academy of art & design, Jerusalem 2001. Specialize in footwear design and development/making. Working as a freelance designer. Collaborating with both Israeli and international companies in the past and present years and working on his men shoe line in Tel-Aviv, Israel. Designed industrial footwear in both Italy, China and Brazil. Presented design in various exhibitions in Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem, Tokyo, Verona, St.Etienne, Berlin etc'… " In my artistic footwear design the shoe is my canvas. The trigger to create a new piece comes when an idea, a concept and/or an image comes to mind. The combination of the image and footwear creates a new hybrid and the design/concept comes to life. The piece is a wearable sculpture. It is "alive" with/out the foot/body. Most of the inspirations are out of the "shoe-world", and give the footwear an extreme transformation. The result is usually humoristic with a unique point of view about footwear. Another aspect of the creation is the realization. All the pieces are hand-made in my studio. The challenging technical development is the key to bring the design to life in the best way."

Photos courtesy of: www.kobilevidesign.blogspot.com have a look!

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