Style and comfort have collided in this shoe designed for Céline’s spring 2013 collection. With bold colors, these tactile shoes grabbed unexpected attention. It’s not often you see bright, furry stilettos. When combining fur with a shoe that typically makes us cringe on the comfort level, there’s an immediate sense of visual comfort. Whether this translates to actual comfort, I don’t know. But, the individual little fibers can tickle our skin while keeping us warm, just like a slipper in the winter.
Incorporating fur in unexpected ways has the ability to pull on our emotional ties to the comforts of childhood and the sense of warmth. Whether or not you find these shoes pretty, they are proof that incorporating fur into a design can have intriguing effects.
Allison has had a lifelong interest in multiple facets of design. Growing up between a sewing machine and a sketch pad, she went on to fine-tune her skills through studies in fine arts and fashion design. Upon entering the design/build industry, she continuously researches trends in various markets, including retail, hospitality, exhibitory/events, interiors and architecture in order to provide valuable educational and inspirational resources to clients.