Friday, October 14, 2011

Igor Dewe

You know that feeling of intimidation when you see someone who's shoes make yours feel like you might as well be wearing velcro orthopedic sneakers? Well, the sensation is amplified when that someone is a man and I don't know of anyone who does it quite like Parisian stylist Igor Dewe. You may remember him, or rather, his feet, as the black electrical-taped pair of hooves standing around outside of Paris Fashion Week a few years ago. Notorious for different street-style performances, his footwear never disappoints, as it's always a one of a kind DIY. From tape or metal structured platforms, to old running shoes stacked on top of multiple shoe soles, Igor's ideas are always off kilter and grounds for staring-be it in amazement or confusion. When it comes to what he's wearing aside from customized kicks, his style resembles 20th century Russia-meets-couture-meets-Club Kid. It all oozes some sort of Neo-Bohemian vibe that has obviously worked swimmingly for Igor, considering he's collaborating with designers, becoming a style icon and keeps people guessing as to what out of this world pair of shoes he'll come up with next-all while retaining quite the sense of mystery. I'd say his affinity for footwear has amounted in a job well done, not slowing down anytime soon.

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