is a pair of boots which change shape based on the speed of
motion of the wearer. By drawing an analogy between respresentations
of mechanical movement in contrast to bodily gesture,
they mock the notion of the 'machine aesthetic'. An accelerometer
in the boots tracks the wearers speed and when in motion, the
boots expand into their 'engaged' position using a system of
mechanical actuators in the structure of the boots.
aesthetic inspiration from early 20th century Futurist design
and classical Greek sculpture, with the notion
of contemporary sports clothing investigating the absurdity
of how fashion
can change our identity, and ostensibly our performance, by
making us appear faster, better, stronger with a stripe or a
or a swirl...