Our favorite Czech shoe designer Marie Petráková presented her new collection of shoes made for her best friends.
Presented as a final work at UMPRUM in Prague, Petráková has designed eight pairs of shoes for her friends Petra, Nastassia, Daria, Maria, Marta and Karolina, mostly another great creative minds from Czech design, art and fashion scene. "I spent this last winter in Reykjavik, Iceland. It was the first time ever I was out of my natural habitat for such a long time. It was the never-ending Skype calls with my friends between Reykjavík - Prague - Jerusalem - Vienna what inspired in the preparation of this collection. The long-distance dialogues were full of experinces from new lands and nostalgy. They also made me realize how strong were these friendships and how strong was my connection to my homeland. That is why I decided to work with a more intimate topic. The collection is inspired by the six individual personalities of my friends," Marie says about the collection called Personal designs
The collection includes very diverse series of shoes full of colors, shapes and materials. Sometimes inspired by contemporary colorful postmodern look as in the shoes for Marta made out of colorful wooden platform, sometimes by richness of materials as in the model for Petra. Also very interesting design represent two pairs for sisters Daria and Maria featuring colorful soles and perforated body.