Described as a study of optical effect applied to shoe design, the Invisible Shoe series by Andreia Chaves explores the concept of invisibility through the ‘chameleon effect’ while the shoe’s reflective finished surface creates an obscured optical effect with each step taken. This innovative design far exceeds the primary function of the shoe, where “protecting” the foot also means “deleting” it or “immersing” it into the environment. The Invisible Shoe is handmade in Italy using a combination of leather-making techniques and advanced 3D printing technology. For the development and manufacture of the external structure, Chaves has collaborated with the renowned Dutch Company FOC (Freedom Of Creation). (Predrag Pajdic)
Organisation: City of Women; In collaboration with: Škuc Gallery.