Golden Age Aviation
Inspired by the the aesthetic and simplicity of the golden age of air travel, I teamed up with Sydney Rose Markus to create a line of flight shoes specifically designed for flight attendants and pilots, yet also with the traditional airline passenger in mind.
These designs are simple, sleek, and easy to interact with especially in an airport environment where shoes need to be removed and put back on with ease. They also afford maximum comfort for long days of standing and walking in urban and metro areas.
My inspiration for the materials used in our design comes from the unique and durable textiles found throughout the aviation industry, including recycled seatbelt fabric which is incorporated into the heel loops on both shoe designs. Giving a subtle reminder of their origin and history.
During ideation, color blocking is one of the most important exercises to help narrow a design to best fit its context, branding, and target demographic. We developed 12 individual color ways to give us options before deciding to narrow further.
This neutral color way represents the consumer version of our business facing shoe. The advantages of a shoe specifically designed for modern flight can have many benefits to the modern entrepreneur who flys often for work or for leisure.
Heel loops made from recycled airline seat belts add a layer of nostalgia to an already essential component of airline travel footwear.
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