Shaped by Water
With Ripple, I envisioned a shoe that would capture the essense of water, an element essential to life. I began by analyzing the beauty of water, which allowed me to reinterpret its poetic motion into a different form.
In architecture, it is a common standard to create a structure that doesn’t disturb its environment, rather the space created should exist in harmony with its surrounding.
“What is a building without intimate relationship to the ground it stands upon?” - Frank Lloyd Wright
In my explorations, I thought about how water expresses itself in life.
From nature to arts and culture, water was inspiring from all angles.
Though bioplastics still have room for improvement, research of bioplastics continue to progress. With future advancements in bioplastics, I intened to use a fully bio-degradable plastic — allowing for Ripple to truly exist in harmony with its environment.
I began with studies directly inspired by water and translated its forms into a shoe.