reflections

SNEAKERS DESIGN SUBMISSION 2017

When it comes to sneakers designing, the stories and memories I have are what keeps me going and aspiring to be a footwear designer. It started since my final year in secondary school and I have memories of ideas been rejected, scholarships won but which I couldn't participate in, competitions lost and some other stories I might share later.

Late 2016 and earlier this year, I participated in two different pensole sneakers design competitions. I lost the first which was TV show and the other was a boot camp which I won. I was denied visa though to train as a footwear designer but the experience was an amazing one as I discovered how to render my designs using illustrations.

The brief was to design a footwear themed around a fashion designer from the 18th century and other inspirations from my environment.

The Mood board

The Mood board

The Sketch

The Sketch

The line art

The line art

The Knit

The Knit

Adding the details

Adding the details

Full render

Full render

Of course, a patriot must always remember where he comes from

Of course, a patriot must always remember where he comes from

...and lastly, my favourite colour combinations

...and lastly, my favourite colour combinations