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/ 

VIBRAM FIVEFINGERS

PHOTO Matthew Needham
PHOTO Stopforth Studio

SARAH'S SHOES

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

Rocks collected from a mountain in Bodø, Norway in December 2019. 

 

PHOTO Matthew Needham
MATTHEW NEEDHAM
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HELEN KIRKUM
'ØYEBLIKK'
MATTHEW NEEDHAM CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS
MA FASHION GRADUATE COLLECTION 2020
PHOTOGRAPHY
HARRY BRADBURY
STOPFORTH STUDIO
MATTHEW NEEDHAM
MODELS
FLORENCE HUTCHINGS
MAKE UP
MATTIE WHITE
HAIR
MIKE O'GORMAN
 
SPONSORED BY
 
SUSTAINABILITY FUND
SPECIAL THANKS
VIBRAM
SARAH MOWER
HELEN KIRKUM
THE BRITISH FASHION COUNCIL
KERING FOUNDATION
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