'medic esthetic' footwear by gwendolyn huskens
oct 30, 2008
'medic esthetic' footwear by gwendolyn huskens

gwendolyn huskens collection of medical inspired shoes
image © rené van der hulst


gwendolyn huskens is a designer studying at the design academy in eindhoven, in the department of man
and identity. at the recent graduation show, she presented a set of six shoes called ‘medic esthetic’.
aiming to reveal the taboos associated with physical deformities, her collection of cream and skin-toned footwear
for women is made from medical materials and supplies such as plaster bandages, steel and band-aids.
the result is a line of functional and oddly stylish shoes.



plaster bandage boot
image © marzelluz



compression shoe
image © marzelluz




see more on marzellluz’s flickr photostream

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