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A winning shoe inspired by Joan Mirò

August 23, 2013

You may remember that at the end of last year Camper, together with the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, organised a special competition for design students. The objective was to design a shoe inspired by the work of artist Joan Mirò.

The entries we received were fantastic and really varied in their concept and approach. But finally our judging panel chose an idea by Antonia Sharkett from the University of Huddersfield. Her design was then made by our technical team here in Inca and as you can see the final result is great!

I also incorporated the bright colours Mirò used in his work within my own design

We asked Antonia to tell us a little more about how she was inspired to create the winning design:

“I took inspiration from elements of both the sculptures and the paintings of Joan Mirò. For example the print on my shoe was inspired mainly by a painting called ‘Birds and Stars at Night’.

“I also incorporated the bright colours Mirò used in his work within my own design, particularly in the print. My first ideas started by experimenting with different elements from Mirò sculptures and paintings, on different shoe shapes and on different parts of the shoe. I soon came to find that the print was very effective on a shoe, but also really liked the cut-out parts on the heel.


“I think the shape of the shoe has quite a classic style, but the bright colours and cut-out heel give it a twist and make it something a bit different. This shoe could be worn by a fashion conscious woman who is not afraid to wear something different”.

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