November 16, 2009

After the W/F 2009 New York Fashion Week runway for Y-3 in February, I was invited to work on a shoe.  The idea was: I create paintings on full scale cow hides, and then Y-3 cuts the Hayworth Mid II pattern from the leather, producing a shuffled design I could not have predicted.  This fits with other experiments in chance and automation that I’ve played with lately.

The edition of 350 shoes, includes the “5 Shapes/3520 Artworks” mentioned in a previous post, a custom box, & custom laces.

Its a extreme honor to work with Yohji Yamamoto.  Thanks to his team, Oliver and Chrissa in particular.

At Y-3 stores and (cc) by nc nd 2017 MOMO