Kelli Mercado (@kellifornialove) and Dominic Corry @domcorrr customizing chausseures at Topshop in Soho
CANVAS shoes are unisex and come in loafer, high top, low top and slip on styles. The base may be blank or primary colors
Charitable creativity reaches a new horizon. Inspired by the idea of artistic empowerment, CANVAS seeks to raise self-esteem by providing blank canvases and encouraging customers to create DIY masterpieces. Per the CANVAS mission,"Life is like a canvas. It begins blank and everyday is another brushstroke. Make your life a masterpiece." All over the world, people are taking the opportunity to invest in the arts and show off their style--Have a look here.
Some customized CANVAS shoes for men at the Soho store
For me, the appeal is in the use of graphic self expression on stylishly androgynous shoes as the medium of prime exposure in a never-ending public gallery.Personally, I fall in love with the folding high top and the slip on styles. Though more casual than many of the items in my closet, I find that--like Converse--the CANVAS silhouettes translate well across both sexes. Waivering between having an artist surprise me with a unique design or creating my own, I walk out undecided. I plan to return at some point to indulge my inner artist... suggestions appreciated! What would you do on your blank CANVAS?
Asymmetry = AWESOME! [source]
For a guy? or a girl? Either! [source]
What a neat idea! [source]