Mr. Bailey
Product Designer + Footwear Architect | ConceptKicks Founder + Director

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Lineapelle | #ConceptSurgeon

This past week I flew over to Milan for Lineapelle, one of the largest fairs for leather and materials in Europe. While I was over there I managed to link with a few rising stars in the industry, one of them being the super talented Dominic Chambrone aka “The Shoe Surgeon“. Aside from eating free aperitivo and visiting a few iconic spots around Milan, we managed to sit down and finalize a project we’ve been scheming on for a while.

I don’t generally like to collab with too many people, unnecessary collaborations seem to be commonplace at the moment, but I’ve seen this man grind it out in the pursuit to perfect his craft over the years and it’s incredible to see his success. With the mutual respect we hold for each others work, it really just made it make sense that we do something together, for both ourselves and for the community.

With that in mind, we just launched our first collab #ConceptSurgeon challenge series, which you can find more about by clicking here.

More to come in the near future 🖖🏼
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#sundaysketch | ôrəˈgämē

Not had the chance to do a Sunday sketch for a while, this one’s more about the idea than the sketch. Inspired by Issey Miyake’s Pleats Please collection, I thought it might be interesting to create a sole unit that would enable the shoe to have a functional origami (folding paper) style upper, and would wrap around the user’s foot. There would also be a Manila envelope style string strap closure wrapping around the back through to the medial and front. Still playing with the idea…

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