Monday, November 11, 2013

Aoi Kotsuhiroi designs body art, described in her words as feet objects or body objects.



Aoi Kotsuhiroi designs body art, described in her words as feet objects or body objects. The very wording portrays them as fetishised objects and the aesthetic of these pieces reinforces this concept since they visibly draw on the art of Japanese bondage; Kinbaku. She applies this technique to all her exquisite heels, tribal headwear and organic accessories. Aoi is a true artist in the many forms of the word; not only a designer, she’s an artist and trained poet, often answering her interview questions in verse. A candidly spiritual person, she uses elements of Victorian and Buddhist tradition through her work, drawing on materials such as human hair. As a result, Aoi’s accessories secure a sentiment that far extends their powerful aesthetics. Fine details such as intricate knots juxtapose with glossy Urushi laquer and primeval horns as heels. For such powerfully confronting designs they have a quiet, naive vulnerability that echoes an otherworldliness that Aoi strives to take us into. Her ‘Colorless Murder’ shoes were chosen for the recent ‘Punkature’ film showcasing the process of a shoot by SHOWstudio founder Nick Knight and stylist Alistair Mackie for ‘Another’ magazine.
































































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