A research inside the concept of beauty and fetish via the hair, 2016.

The reason that leads the designer to investigate this material comes from the natural properties of hair. It may be a seductive element on the head but at the same time it has the ability to create disgust or perversion when viewed as waste, for example in the mouth, in the bath drain or on the floor.

This research into fetishism, artefacts, surrealism and beauty have resulted in a multiplicity of objects and conceptual shoes. Some have been developed into ‘wearable’ shoes while others are produced solely as functional art objects. The presence of a double direction, an artistic and commercial (niche) approach, makes the collection fit into different contexts such as galleries, museums, specific websites or in a box under the bed.

Material: steel and human hair.

© Emiliana Pontonutti,photo by Ilaria Panci.

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