The panel of judges include:
In partnership with Michael Mazzotta,owner of www.3dshoes.com
Entering the Women’s Formal category, Ekarterna said “My design was inspired by collections of Giuseppe Zanotti, Valentino, Stella Jean, Gucci and Chanel, as well as other talented collections of well-known brands. In the model itself I tried to express the natural beauty and loftiness of birds, contradictory combination of a feather's thin rod pen and a broad vane. It reminds me of a peacock or firebird”.
On choosing the winning design, Natacha Alpert, Consultant, MIRAS 3D said “This design has very interesting attention to detail in the upper design that makes this unique.
Rob Major, Independent Footwear Design Expert said “Ekaterina’s design is superb”.
"Hello, my name is Kate, I’m 25 and I'm a shoes designer from Minsk, Belarus. Since my early years, I’ve had keen interest in all what concerned style and fashion. In school you could often see me with blue hair or wearing clothes of my hand made design. Having such a background that was no surprise that I studied design in university, where I firmly decided to devote myself to making footwear. During my studying, I participated in several international fashion contests at Minsk and Moscow where my works were noticed by judges and fashion bloggers. I graduated from the university with bachelor's degree in shoes & accessories design and until now I already have 3-year experience as a shoes designer in biggest Belarusian shoes companies.
I have a blog gapey.co where I usually share my latest works and inspirations. Although the ways of creativity in my work are countless, I can name nature, personal development, poetry and travel as the tops, I find my biggest source of inspiration in the workflow of creating new things out of nothing.
Four months ago I started to learn Delcam Crispin software and with this competition I'd like to share my experience so far. I found design process of shoes in full 3D a revolutionary, convenient and very exciting. I believe that it will change not only Belarussian, but the whole world shoe industry in next years!"
Zhang commented “In the design of a building, the surrounding factors must be taken into consideration ‘breathable’ is the key factor in design when it’s hot, while ‘isolation’ is the key factor when it’s cold. Inspired by this, I analysed the environment of basketball players. Taking into consideration of such factors including fever, injury and competitiveness, I created this project by using the latest technology.”
Natacha Alpert, Consultant, MIRAS 3D said “ Excellent use of concept brief and attention to detail for a unique design”.
Rob Major, Independent Footwear Design Expert said “Zhang has great creativity, his thought process and story boards are excellent”.
Cari-Dawn said “Codex Zero is inspired by the Mayan snail-shell symbol of ever-spiralling evolution. It is a modern representation of ancient body art, the shoe appearing as part of the wearer's foot, an extension of the path we walk into the future of footwear design”.
When judging the student entries, Winde Rienstra, Owner, Winde Rienstra said “This deisgn is very creative and she put a lot of effort into thinking outside the box of typical shoe shapes”.
Cari-Dawn completed training at the Philippine Footwear Federation, and took an apprenticeship in one of the oldest shoe factories in the Shoe Capital of The Philippines, Marikina City.
By 2012, Cari-Dawn was creating original pieces and placed as a finalist in the Filipino Footwear Design Competition with her design “Parasite,” an experiment in creating demand for Janitor Fish Leather and Water Hyacinth weaves, which are both invasive species that threaten the ecological balance of Philippine rivers. She soon found herself Director of the Filipino Footwear Designer Development Guild which acts to nurture young talent and help new creative engage and inspire what is often locally referred to as ‘a dying industry.‘
Kathos says “Roses have always have this special place in our hearts, for it represents beauty and affection. And personally, white rose above all, is the embodiment of timeless aesthetics.
My design was obviously inspired by roses, the way it grows and intertwines with organic complexity while exerting such grace and poise. It was an interesting experience creating with Delcam, not only because it's my first time designing in 3D, initially the program could not work with its heavy details and I almost had to give up on my design. And the end, after experimenting with various approaches, I finally get to the finished product, it is slightly different from my initial design but I'm proud of it as it was a work of continuous experiments and I thank Delcam for bringing my design alive, well, digitally at the least and I will be thrilled to see it if it would really be printed in 3D”.
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