Final project for Anatomy for Accessories class as part of my AAS in Accessories Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. We were assigned to choose an athlete, real or imagined, and design a range of three performance athletic shoes and three equivalent limited edition, high-end lifestyle shoes based on three basic shoe silhouettes.
My athlete of choice was footballer and One Direction member Louis Tomlinson. Born 24th December, 1991 in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, Louis plays defense on the football pitch for the Doncaster Rovers and the local team he co-owns, Three Horseshoes FC.
Louis' performance range includes three football boot styles designed with his defense position in mind: The Tommo, a classic signature Oxford style; The Rogue, a boot style; and The 1991, a laceless slip-on style.
Louis' lifestyle range, designed with his job as a singer in mind, includes three limited edition, high-end lifestyle shoes that parallel the football boots above: Take Me Home, a laced sneaker; Midnight Memories, a high-top sneaker; and Up All Night, a slip-on skate-inspired shoe. All three lifestyle models are named after One Direction's three studio albums, and proceeds from their sales will go to Bluebell Wood Hospice, Louis' charity of choice.