Kobi Levi is making waves and raves all over the world, thanks to his one-of-a-kind shoe designs. For somebody who appreciates art, owning a pair of Kobi Levi original would be an honor and an artistic pleasure, for it's like owning a masterpiece.
Kobi Levi graduated from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem in 2001. A freelance designer, he specializes in footwear design and development. He collaborates with both Israeli and international companies, and is currently working on his women shoe line in Tel-Aviv, Israel. He designed commercial footwear in Italy, China and Brazil.
"In my artistic footwear design the shoe is my canvas. The trigger to create a new piece comes when an idea, a concept and/or an image comes to mind. The combination of the image and footwear creates a new hybrid and the design/concept comes to life. The piece is a wearable sculpture. It is "alive" without the foot/body. Most of the inspirations are out of the "shoe-world", and give the footwear an extreme transformation. The result is usually humoristic with a unique point of view about footwear. Another aspect of the creation is the realization. All the pieces are hand-made in my studio. The challenging technical development is the key to bring the design to life in the best way." - Kobi Levi
Here are some of his designs that made news in the fashion industry:
|Bird 1 Toucan 2011|
|Bird 2 Mallard duck 2011|
|XXX Pump 2010|
(We call these heels 'tirador' in Filipino)
(Awww, like cutey puppies!)
|Banana Slip-On 2010|
(Seriously, I would love to own a pair of these babies!)