The Oxford dictionary defines shoes as “a covering for the foot, typically made of leather, having a sturdy sole and not reaching above the ankle.” However, this definition is not suitable enough for innovative designs of Marloes ten Bhömer.
After finishing her product design studies, Marloes found shoes a fascinating object of study, and since she finished her master of footwear at the prestige school of design Saint Martins School, she has became famous for her risky and revolutionary designs, which included new shapes and materials, besides interesting investigations with fashion as background.
Her method, which purposefully shirks fashion trends and styles, is based on research into the structural parameters required to support a foot while in motion.
Marloes has been in a wide range of art galleries showing her project and investigacions about the balancy of foot in motion over different surfaces. Last march, she show her work at Stanley Picker of Kingston University, and next 16th of September she will be one of the speakers at LDF 13’ (The London Festival of Design). Science, engineering or fashion…?, innovation, obviously.