Patricia’s design concept is from Japanese folklore – in particularly, the Kitsune, the Japanese word for fox. She had always found their story interesting, and was fascinated by the design of the masks, whose symbolism makes it more than just a decorative piece.
Most Japanese people wear Kitsune masks on special festivals for fun, to pay tribute to the gods, honouring deities, or used for ritual practices. As for non-Japanese people, we do not usually wear masks for festivals nor many other kind of events. Hence, she decided to incorporate the design into shoes, where we could wear them whenever we want.
About the TENCEL™ Art of Shoes: Creative minds across Singapore took a chance on their vision and joined the TENCEL™ Art of Shoes Design Competition, organised by TaF.tc. After a 4-day Digital Footwear Design workshop, they designed their very own sneaker mini-collections according to the theme “Modern Artistry”, which were brought to life and now available for pre-orders.
All sneakers were designed using TENCEL™ fabrics. TENCEL™ Lyocell Fibers are material made from sustainably-grown and procured tree fibres, manufactured by Lenzing. Lenzing has supplied TENCEL™ Lyocell Fibers as part of the sneaker design process of the TENCEL™ Art of Shoes. Find out more on their Instagram!