Saturday, January 19, 2013

Press Coverage - Midday 3/01/13

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"ARE YOU tired of wearing similar looking, mass produced shoes that flood the stores? If you have an eye for exclusivity, then Karan Vohra’s Shoe Art Project is the place to go. This computer science engineering student painstakingly paints every pair of sneakers ( in pic ) with the hippest designs around.

The artist dips into various forms of creativity for inspiration such as theatre, poetry and music to craft designs on different media such as paper, wood, walls and now shoes.

The final result: a plethora of exciting references that catch the eye by surprise.

While he sticks to constructivism for his ‘ wearable art project’, the young talent ventures into surrealism and impressionism to make portraits.

For his current collection of art- shoes, Vohra takes a page out of popular culture, using vivid colours and celebrating youth icons.

The familiar faces, city landscapes and lyrics to popular songs come together to create a dialogue on larger contemporary issues in society. Vohra even allows customers to provide their own shoes for customisation, after which, depending on the design, they can take from a day up to a whole week to be designed.

The sneakers are colourful and work well for a young, preppy look.

Match them with skinny jeans or thick leggings and a warm bombur jacket for the perfect shopping look in the day.

Add a pair of classic Wayfarers to complete the style. From Marilyn Monroe to Homer Simpson to questions of sexual liberation, each laced- up twosome is a unique work of art."

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