Fashion has always been accused of animal cruelty.
Now that people are talking about "sustainable fashion", they are aware how animals are killed to make a piece of mink coat , a pair of pony hair shoes , etc .
My initial idea for this challenge was to use wood , quilted fabric and hemp cloth for a pair of winter shoes that resembles an animal species called 'okapi' . Padded fabric is a nostalgic material that had warmed up our cold winters without any sacrifices of animals .
The final piece is produced using 3D printer , according to my original drawings from characteristics of okapi, and natural water flow generated by computer . The delicacy of the piece reminds us how fragile animal lives can be because of human forces .