After reading Support Healing Fukushima (Nanohana Heels) by Masaya Kushino and Sputniko! article, are you interested in Masaya Kushino shoes? If yes, no need to Google search for it because we have all here, just read on. If no, please do not close this window! Browse through the designs and you’ll be amaze and fall in love then may have the interest to read on.
Sumptuous Masaya Kushino shoes
Who is Masaya Kushino? Currently lives in Kyoto, he is a Japanese bag and shoe designer known for his fanciful yet impressive creations and founded his eponymous leather goods brand in 2007 which has been known for very bold, dramatic and innovative style. There aren’t any clear rules for Masaya Kushino shoes, shadowing the areas between artwork and footwear. However, most of his shoes are visibly highlighted on animal influences. Masaya Kushino was awarded Grand-prix (2007) and Special Award (2008) from Jila Leather goods award. Masaya Kushino shoes are fashion or art?
Liveliness Masaya Kushino brilliant shoes of life. Have you ever see shoes that grow, die and reborn? This collection shows the life cycle of a shoe at eight different stages from birth to death to reborn.
A lantern-like shoe was formed by implanting a light bulb inside. Watch the video below, you’ll see a very beautiful Geisha walking in Masaya Kushino Light shoes, taken at Paris.
Named after the mythical zodiac sign, Aries by Masaya Kushino shoes featured an outwardly expressive horn of a ram and white fur to represent the actual abstract version of this four-footed animal.
Lung-ta, meaning “The Windhorse” in Tibetan, delivers a feeling of a horse galloping radiantly. The designer’s inspiration derived from an opera with the same name. Human hair was used for the tail.
The design is based on a legendary creature from Greece named Ceryneian Hind, a.k.a. Cerynitis, an enormous hind (female deer) in Greek mythology.
Another horsetail design, Lung-tshup-ta, meaning “The Horse of storm” gives out a feeling of a powerful horse running with permed tail.
Here comes the design that I love the most, Peacock! Peacock feathers were attached to the shoes to make it a spectacular piece of art.
SOMARTA x Masaya Kushino Autumn Winter 2010/2011, the Dragon is the collaboration between SOMARTA and Masaya Kushino. Tufts of fox tail attached from behind and the heel part featured gold brass-carved statues.
Last but not least, let’s take a look at the dragon boots. The design look similar as above but they are quite heavy which about 2 kg each.
Where to buy Masaya Kushino shoes
Unfortunately, I don’t read Japanese and there isn’t any info on Masaya Kushino website nor the net on how and where to buy Masaya Kushino shoes. However, from the designer website, I found a shop name Zero First Design, located in Tokyo, Japan. You can try to look for Masaya Kushino shoes there. If anyone has any information regarding to this, please share with us by leaving us a comment or on our Facebook page, thank you.