Liz Ciokajlo is a concept development footwear designer.
is a group of collaborative projects exploring natural materials and additive manufacturing and processes to design innovative shoe constructions.
The aim is to bring a fresh look at how materials and technologies can underpin and reshape fashion footwear at the most emotive levels.
Footwear is highly complex, endures great dynamic structural forces, is the connection between our sensitive feet and the environment, is loaded with socio and cultural references and needs to be achieved within a budget. Add in the exciting times we are in with the potential changes happening in manufacturing means a tall task and requires many minds and specialisms.
So our set up is work on collaborative projects with artist, designers and scientist but also work as a consultant designer with research and development departments in footwear companies.
Practice based creative research is the best way to test ideas. Working on collaborative projects means ideas can be tested quickly and further working relationships can be formed with the footwear industry in a knowledge transfer way to contribute concepts to the future shoes we wear.