ArtEZ is renowned for its shoe designers, and in the not so distant future we could well be wearing one of Anna Korshun's creations. Drawing on her communist upbringing, the Belarus-born designer plays with a common design language that has timeless appeal to the masses. Korshun does this through using simple, bold lines and omitting any ornament, stitching or components that aren't a necessary result of the production process. Adopting a technique normally used for furniture making, the shoes are vacuum-formed in one go from only one or two pieces of leather, which is revolutionary for closed shoes.
Photo: May Heek