Andreia Chaves, the footwear designer from Sao Paulo, Brazil, created wildly geometric shoes from unconventional materials, while studying form, texture and visual effects in Florence, Italy. She has a collection of footwear concepts on the cutting edge of fashion. "The fact that I grew up in a chaotic city like Sao Paulo, full of contrasts, being in contact with such diversity and constant exposure to different visual inputs, has inspired me in how I think and conceptualize my shoes. Looking at my work, I can clearly see influence coming from my South American sense of versatility. Also in the mix, what I have been experiencing in Europe." she explains.
The Invisible Shoe:
This shoe is an asymmetrically mirrored low cut boot, reflecting it's surroundings and colors so that it becomes hard to realize there's even a shoe there. Photos are taken by Fernando Biagioni.
The Form & Texture Shoe:
This shoe shows a disciplined study of form and material. Here, there is a disorderly arranged leather and sycamore wood cubes.
The Velcro Shoe:
This is a shoe done by Velcro strips holding the foot, and you can easily change it's shape and redesign it. Photo by Ian Murphy.
The Twirled Shoe:
This shoe is done by metal and PVC and part of a study of optical effect.