Let me do a shameless plug for my DP shoes, among other shameless plugs I've been doing in this blog. Gotta earn money ya know! Hehehe!
The first design I came up with is this blue gladiator boots which I was supposed to use for my spring/summer 2008 collection.
I had to change it into this gray color because the blue leather we ordered from Vietnam couldn't arrive on time.
For fall/winter 2008 I was exploring color and prints in my collection and it was clearly a departure from my darkly tinge palette. So I came up with two designs: this classic lace-ups with buckles and a rather odd multi-buckled boot in pastel green, fuchsia pink and silvery gray mixed with black.
My intention is really for lightness. The boots is kinda experimental. I haven't seen a shoe like that before. At first I hated it because I thought the proportion was a little bit off but then when I started testing it and wearing it around town, it seemed quite normal actually.
Now this mandals is my best seller.
I'm actually surprised of its popularity. Someone wants to order it in red.
Kudos goes to Kawadjan who ordered it first, asking me to redesign the high boots into a lower version with an open toe. He was about to embark on some fashion-in-motion performance art in Bangcock that he needed a slightly perverse footwear to stomp them poor people there. From what I heard his market value increased and there had been reports about Kawadjan stalkers, pregnancy issues and this talk about him being gay. Ah, the trappings of being a celebrity!
This lower height of the original gladiator boots was ordered by Gibo. It didn't fit!
As a surprise I changed the color to red! I'm waiting for his testimonial in the vein of, 'DP shoes is better than sex!'
Order na kayo!