Mens Couture Loafers

 

While touring world-renowned galleries, design studios, and factories throughout Italy, I observed traditional and high-tech design processes applied to a varied of products, including cars and shoes. From Turin to Milan to Florence, high-fashion was a clear source of inspiration for it infested the streets, cloaked the people, and hung in window displays everywhere.

During my travels, I came across a Gucci store with perfectly color-coded collections and exquisite bodysuits encased in glass that left me in awe. As I continued to examine every detail in my path, I noticed that the men’s shoe selection didn’t demonstrate the same dramatic aesthetic as the women’s shoe section. This observation inspired me to design men's shoes influenced by some of Italy's most beautiful and intricate fashion details. 

 

 

Product Statement

 

"Create a masculine, couture loafer,  replicates the

glamorous and tedious designs of feminine merchandise

throughout Italy.

 

Process

 

 

Inspiration