Being a relatively private person in some regards, and a huge James Bond fan, I was stoked about the Die Another Day version of the Aston Martin Vanquish that was “invisible”. The masterpiece provided to James Bond by his trusty avant-garde inventor “Q” was cleverly called the “Vanish” because it had thousands of tiny cameras all around it that projected what was on one side of the car to little screens on the other side, allowing it to blend with its surroundings.
Imagine my elation when I found out that this concept is available outside of the Hollywood world on SHOES!? Ok, granted it is not little cameras but mirrors manipulated by mathematical placement that create the shoe’s camouflaged concept, but the shoes are amazing nonetheless. Italian based Brazilian designer Andreia Chaves is the algebraic artist responsible for this masterpiece. With shoe creations that rival the unique designs of Alexander McQueen, Christian Louboutin, and Giorgio Armani, Chaves combines mathematical art and fashion. Chaves also recently released a new version of the “Invisible Shoe” called “Naked.” The shell is a similarly shaped nylon 3D structure, and the interior is a nude coloured leather pump.
Chaves credits growing up in the busy city of Sao Paulo, Brazil as the inspiration for her conceptualized shoes. She started implementing various materials after rigorously studying form, visual effects, and texture in Florence, Italy. I cannot wait to see what comes next. In the meantime, if you decide to wear the invisible shoes (and you should), do NOT trip. If you break these shoes, you are looking at a LIFETIME of bad luck.