Siraj was inspired by buildings – such as the Dynamic Tower in Dubai – and skylines when conceptualising his designs. He wanted to make sure that the shoe designs had clean lines, so that – even if sneakers are casual – they had a formal, distinct look. The low top colors and materials were chosen to showcase the urban landscape and lights in the city skyline at night. The high top’s colorway, on the other hand, was to make a statement: bright and bold with a subtle touch of blue.
Much of the inspiration came at night, so he named the designs ‘The LAX’ and ‘The LAX High’ as nighttime is the time to unwind and relax. Why not do that and still look slick?
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!