LONDON, 4th of October: JCA Grasp pupil Sophie Park is to debut the primary assortment of her eponymous plant-based gender-neutral footwear model in October 2022. Offered throughout the JCA x Patrick McDowell x MA Present on the tenth of October, Sophie Park’s debut present will showcase her first assortment, 777, that fuses whimsical Wes Anderson-esque symmetry with the ambiguous silhouettes seen typically within the work of Rei Kawakubo.
The present will probably be hosted on the JCA’s spectacular Mayfair campus, a Grade I Interval Constructing the place Sophie Park has been learning for the previous yr. The designer is a part of the primary cohort of scholars on the Jimmy Choo Academy in London. She Mastered in Style Entrepreneurship in Design and Model Innovation the place she turned her dream of making a vegan footwear model into actuality.
In Sophie Park’s phrases, her label pairs: “stylistic originality with rigorous ethics” making it “the right assortment for fashion-forward people who not solely attain for his or her traditional go-to staple sneakers but additionally get pleasure from including an avant-garde edge to their model by customising their items”.
Her assortment 777 contains three staple kinds with a collection of distinctive, androgynous items that may be added on, giving the wearer two or extra various kinds of sneakers in a single. The kinds include a pump, a sandal and a bootie, all that includes the designer’s signature sq. toes and flared heels.
777 portrays energy, sophistication and thriller by its all-black color scheme and ranges from the smallest ‘girls’s’ dimension to the most important ‘males’s’ dimension. As a substitute of conventional animal leather-based, Sophie Park makes use of plant-based supplies in her footwear designs, considerably decreasing their carbon footprint. On this sense, the designer is obvious and loud in her perception that “if manufacturers don’t make these modifications going ahead, they are going to fall behind.” On this assortment, the designer has primarily targeted on the usage of cactus and appears to discover pineapple and seaweed-based supplies for future kinds.