Available in four colours, the shoes combine influences from English bespoke footwear, from dance shoes, and from Camper's "sporty" injection-moulded soles.
Photos are by Nienke Klunder. Here's some information about the shoes from Hayón:
Camper Together with Jaime Hayon
New Shoe Collection Spring/Summer 08
Camper takes the new Together concept over to shoes. They are presented for the first time with a design made together with Jaime Hayon. The creator from Madrid, who is a great lover of the classic shoe, wanted to include in his proposal good materials and the quality of the traditional English shoe with the aesthetic and character of those produced by the Majorcan firm.
The added feature of sole injection that is so representative of Camper gives the shoe a more sporty form. Everything else holds Hayon’s unmistakable stamp: "I wanted to find a form that stylized the foot, like the tap dancing shoes. I have always liked the character of dance shoes because they remind me of a music-hall”.
The presentation of this new design by Hayon also comes with a lot of colour: “The women’s shoe is a constant inspiration, contrary to those for men that aren’t as exciting. I wanted to make a simple shoe but one that had character, in solid colours but that were special enough to give identity to a way of dressing. If for me, and also for many others, glasses are important in creating the personality of a person I think that shoes should be so too”.
Hayon defines his design as a sporty shoe with a touch of elegance, or vice versa, that hides some surprises that make it all the more special, like the feel of the laces or the linen interior and that combines the most characteristic codes of his work as an artist and designer: the fusion of styles, soft and organic forms, the mix of materials and the quality of its manufacturing.
At present Hayon works out of London and has projects in different parts of the world. He continues to exhibit his most personal work in art galleries and keeps alive the relationship he initiated with Camper in 2006, when the concept Together was inaugurated in their stores. The stores in London (Foubert’s Place), Barcelona (Paseo de Gracia), Palma de Majorca (San Miguel), Paris (Cherche Midi) and Milan (Montenapoleone) all hold his unmistakable signature.
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