Prepare yourselves shoe fetishists! Wasting no time here in Tokyo, Japan, I stopped by the super cool exhibition Queen Masaya Kushino at one of my favorite galleries Neutron Tokyo. Earlier this summer, I also saw their Antideath exhibition, featuring skull artist Kazumichi Maruoka’s latest works.
Masaya Kushino, is the Kyoto-based “it” shoe designer, whose shoes have adorned feet like Lady Gaga’s. These are the results of his experimentation with ‘Shoe Art’. Fierce, don’t you think?
“The motive for my creation is very subjective, but it always gets changed in the working process. My policy is; my creations should be its own art! Not something that is captive of fashion’s notion. For me, it is very important that something can be worn by a person such as fashion items, ‘including’ elements like a sculpture or an art object”. – Masaya Kushino
Proving himself as a man of many talents, Kushino also creates these terrifically fun skull bags.
If you’d find yourself in Tokyo, you should definitely stop by the gallery to see the fabulous exhibition, but hurry as it ends September 2nd! Enjoy!
Price range: photographs around ¥682,500, shoes: ¥420,000 – ¥840,000, bags: ¥64,000 upwards