Exhibition

FootPrint featuring Benoît Méléard

Photo by Koen de Waal

Photo by Koen de Waal

 

Benoît Méléard is one of the most innovative and radical shoe designers you might never have heard of, the star behind trailblazing designs for Alexander McQueen and Hussein Chalayan. Under his own name he created the most uncompromising shoes that challenge the idea and concept of a shoe itself. His graphic, absurd and strongly geometric shoes do not keep the shoes from being wearable and comfortable.

Collection O, 1999. Tribute to Leigh Bowery // Photo by Martin Bing

Collection O, 1999. Tribute to Leigh Bowery // Photo by Martin Bing

Méléard makes every shoe by hand and works and reworks the shoes until they fit right. His famous ‘o’ collection was inspired by the late Leigh Bowery, and eccentric superstars like Manada Lepore and Daphne Guinness are large fans of his. His shoes are much appreciated by the lovers of design and some pairs belong to the collection of Musée Galliera and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.

Footprint: The Track of Shoes in Fashion until 14th February 2016 at MoMu Antwerp.