If you're not too skittish to plop down $120 on a pair of shoes these days, then you have to have to plop it down on the Fontessa. These fashion firsts, designed by Brazilian artist/architect Gaetano Pesce, are right in step with today's customizable products....
Fontessa customizable shoes by Gaetano Pesce
Fontessa clear droplet shoes, Gaetano Pesce, designer
Aside from being totally stunning, these bubble droplet shoes, made of a proprietary PVC called Melflex by Mellissa Shoes of Brazil, are customizable. They are ready-to-wear or ready-to-cut!
Fontessa droplets are intended to be cut away by the owner according to her own vision of the shoes - a vision that, like fashion itself, can change over time.: image via lozephyr.tumblr.com
Pesce, who has collaborated with the Campana brothers, Jean Paul Gaultier, Zaha Hadid, and Vivienne Westwood to create other innovations in footwear, says of the Fontessa:
"You can wear the original shape a couple of times and then start cutting and recreating as time goes by. Shape comes into play only at the end of a process and is merely opportunistic. It's the outcome of the original idea. It's imponderable."
You can find the Fontessa in shiny black and clear at Moss Online.