Mickalene Thomas is an artist with a complex vision for her work. Putting her focus on footwear, she teamed up with Brothers Vellies and their unique style of shoes to create five pieces of very limited and wearable art.
The chukka-like footwear is based on a Nambia-produced African shoe called Veldskoen. They are constructed of vegetable -dyed Kudu leather and are all handmade. The five different styles they produced couldn’t be different from each other. Characteristics include random colors with unexpected patters, feathers, pony hair and more. They are pretty wild, but fit right in with today’s footwear scene.
The super-limited line will only contain 25 pairs of each style and will be on display at Brothers Vellies through February 24th.