Barbora Veselá looked to the patterns of eroded sedimentary rocks at the Prokopské údolí nature reserve in the Czech Republic when creating her Geology of Shoes footwear.
"The project takes inspiration from sediment layers and from effects of erosive processes in nature as well as from traditional shoe making techniques," said Veselá.
By overlapping spare strips of leather suede-side-up around a traditional last, she built up the shape of the shoes piece by piece.
Veselá then sanded down the scraps to create the final forms and reveal the rippled layers. As the odds and ends of material are always different shapes, each shoe is unique.
The colours of the stripes were influenced by shaded contours found on old geological maps. The footwear formed Veselá's final project at Cordwainers College, part of the London College of Fashion.
Striations also feature in Zaha Hadid's chrome-plated shoes with cantilevered heels for United Nude and we recently compiled a roundup of our stories about strata in architecture and design.
Film and photography are by Petr Krejčí.
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