ØYEBLIKK 2020 COLLABORATION
Helen Kirkum is a footwear designer and maker based in London. After graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2015, Helen’s style of upcycled trainers has led her to work with some of the industries most established brands and companies.
Together, Matthew and Helen have upcycled a series of one-off footwear using five-finger deadstock donated by Vibram. Second-hand designer heels donated by US Vogue Journalist Sarah Mower were re-imagined by the pair with the deadstock, upcycled trainer parts and rocks collected in Bodø, Norway.
This collection of nine pairs of toe-heels and toe-trainers forms part of ØYEBLIKK / 2020.
PHOTOS Harry Bradbury
In 2004, Vibram launched FiveFingers, a foot glove, a true “second skin,” revolutionising the concept of walking “barefoot.” - https://us.vibram.com/company/about/history/
PHOTO Matthew Needham
PHOTO Stopforth Studio
Sarah Mower is Vogue US’s Chief Critic and Talent Ambassador of The British Fashion Council. Upon initial discussion of the collection, Mower donated her second-hand designer stilettos to the project. The shoes were re-used throughout the process.
Rocks collected from a mountain in Bodø, Norway in December 2019.