For this design, Jennie found that comfort and practicality are important parts of a quintessential streetwear wardrobe. Jennie decided to follow that route and used zipper sand sock inserts as an alternative to shoelaces for a quick and hassle-free change.
The patched linework on her shoes are loosely based on Keith Haring’s pop art designs. His graffiti-like works are easily distinguishable by the thick, vibrant lines and his signature caricatures of people. She adopted his bold linework by top-stitching different TENCEL™️ fabrics. As for the colours, she chose one of 2020s current colour trends – pastels – as many online influencers such as @wuzg00d and @alvssa_ sport these playful colour palettes along with their usual street style clothes.
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!