Gold 2020 / Women’s Dress / Ankle boots

Natural Selection - The Objectification of the Shoe



  • Company
  • Lead Designer
    Liz Ciokajlo
  • Prize
    Gold in Ankle boots, Gold in Pump / Stiletto heels, Gold in Sustainable manufacturing process, Gold in Utilize 70% recycle materials, Gold in Bio-fabricated materials, Category winner in Women’s Dress, Bronze in Fashion
  • Expertise
  • Firm Size

The story - OurOwnsKIN is a project which explores human foot skin to rethink how we design for future manufactured 3D printed and grown shoes.
We translate anatomical and emotional perspectives of the body into design for items we wear - from footwear to fashion apparel. We run design thinking workshops with collaborators and wearers, evoking insights to create solutions for critical design and future manufacturing. A collection of varied natural non woven materials were selected and applied to a methodology in a masters educational context.

Photo Credit: Ourownskin