Kira Goodey (Australia)
Royal College of Art, London, Fashion Womenswear Footwear MA 2017
Title of graduation collection: 90 DAYS
The starting point for Kira Goodey’s collection was an art project she did earlier in Japan, where she created an artwork a day for 90 days straight, reacting spontaneously to her experiences as a temporary stranger in often confusing and overwhelming surroundings.
Translating this mood to footwear materials, Kira Goodey developed her own technique of photographic printing onto flexible PVC and then hand slicing the PVC to create a dynamic wave that, layered over skin, creates an almost lenticular effect. Further she inventively combined laser cutting and wet moulding in vegetable tanned leather, and 3D modelled her wavy heels, which she had CNC routed out of high quality ash wood.
“Where traditional craft and modern technologies work together, the results are electrifying.”