Saturday, December 03, 2011

The Luna Shoe: Shoes on display

Lexus recently challenged four designers to create wearable, fashionable works of art from a dismantled Lexus CT hybrid. The results are on display at the Art Basel Miami Beach in Miami, Fla. Among the creations are: “The Valve Collection” aka a bracelet made of valve lifters, crank bearings, and hose clamps; and the “Nomadic Sanctuary” trench coat, shorts, and clutch, constructed of floor mats and leather seat covers. Alejandro Ingelmo created “The Luna Shoe, ” a pair of wedges made of armrest leather trim and clear plastic tubing. The pieces will eventually be sold at a private auction with the proceeds going to benefit the Council of Fashion Designers of America/Vogue Fashion Fund.

"Walk in an Artist's Shoes," is another exhibition this time to honor the late Frances Galli. The organisers asked local Marin artists to contribute shoes because Galli loved fashion and created a series of paintings of shoes.

The collection of 48 shoe-cum-art exhibits will be on show at ICB's annual Winter Open House. All the exhibits are for sale (prices range from $50 to $600 US), with some artists donating the proceeds to their favorite charity.

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