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The Aurora Ensemble

 

 

  • University
    Academy Of Art University
  • Lead Designer
    Vlada Babenko
  • Prize
    Winner in GFA x SHOE GIRLS UP-AND-COMING FEMALE FOOTWEAR DESIGNER (NON-SNEAKER), Winner in ARTISTIC FOOTWEAR
  • Expertise
    Student

This footwear and handbag collection was inspired by frozen lakes and salt flats. The idea was to create a heel that looks like an iceberg. I experimented glueing various crushed natural stones onto different heel and handle shapes, making a mold out of the shape. Then using mix of resin, glitter and natural stones to create a texture that is similar to ice.
The upper made with "cracked" and patent leather sourced directly from Italian tanneries in combination with clear vinyl.

Bio
Vlada recently graduated Academy of Art University where she studied MFA Footwear and Accessory Design.