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April 23, 2009

Raf Simons' Winged Wonders

Within a span of a few months, I have gone from being indifferent, to being slightly interested, to now being in awe of Raf Simons’ work.  Ever a genius with abstract shapes, he creatively makes use of leather to come up with these “winged” shoes that demand a second look: a second look not of disgust, or of amusement (which is becoming easier and easier to achieve nowadays), but of appreciation for the organic beauty and the well thought out design of the pieces.  Mercury’s winged footwear for today’s fashion fans.

Runway,

Raf Simons Spring 2009
I spotted these sculptural wonders a few months ago as they came out on the runway.
Retail,
And I came across these beauties just tonight:
Raf Simons Leather Boot with Wing Detail at Browns

Though I do prefer the brogue versions, these boots are still a wonder to look at.

Reality.
Too bad the boots above retail for a sweet GBP 855.00.  Had they been sold to me for 200 pesos, I would have most probably snatched them up right away.

4 Comments

  • sophia
    April 23rd, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Hey I just wanted to let you know that I tagged you in a survey on my blog (:

  • beautiful things
    April 23rd, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    i still prefer the sandals. but for a whopping GBP 400+, i think i’ll pass

  • -h
    April 23rd, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    they are interested. i dont know about the boots though. i guess i would have to see them ON. but i hope the wing on the 1st pair doesnt rub the ankle at a weird spot.

  • wax
    April 25th, 2009 at 1:53 am

    nice.


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