Claire Best

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Claire Best Painted Derby Heels 1.jpg

Claire Best

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EXHIBITED WORK

Painted Derby Heels

vegetable tanned leather uppers, cow lining, leather insole, sole and stacked leather heels, cobalt leather dye, bonded nylon thread, waxed sole thread, rubber and leather heel piece, waxed cotton laces

27 x 11 x 10cm

$1,144

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

Painted Derby Heels were created using vegetable tanned leather uppers and coloured with a specialist cobalt leather dye. The playful patterns drawn onto the leather contrast with the traditional construction of the classic Derby shoe. The style signals the robustness and durability of tradition, while the patterning and Cuban heel invites the wearer to feel bold and contemporary.

Photograph by Devika Bilimoria

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