Hi, my name is Siiri. I am a second year design student at Hamk University Of Applied Sciences where my major is in footwear design. Here you can find all of the blog posts about my studies under a name "Discovering Fashion" as well as sketches and my shoe designs.

Scroll down to discover designs from newest to oldests...

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WOOLSHOE

"Knitted knee high boots with vintage pearl buttons and luxury felt linning."

Upper: off-white and blue wool yarn and off-white wool felt.

Buttons: mother of pearl

Sole: tunit (vulcanized rubber and SBR rubber)

Heel: plastic, tunit and black excess bovine leather.

Sustainability: Upper is made from wool which is biodegradable, micro plastic free and naturally renewable material. The shoes have button closure with real vintage mother of pearl buttons from the 1940s which can be cut of easily and reused when the shoes is no longer fit for use. The sole is constructed with one layer of tunit and the heel is coated with excess leather. Between the knit and a felt lining there are heel and toe stiffeners made from vegetable tanned leather which is more environmetally friendly tanning process than chrome tanned leather.

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Taking your wool socks to fabulous heights...

Rumor has it that my great grandmother loved heels so much that she would wear wool socks over them to keep her feet warm during winter months. If only she would have had something more glamorous than old socks!

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NOSTALGIA

"Pointed toe mules inspired by time surpasing vintage jewelry".

Upper: green suede, pig skin linnig and black satin.

Sole: Tunit (vulcanized rubber and SBR rubber)

Heel: Plastic, tunit and green suede.

Decoration: Clip-on earrings from 1980s

Sustainability: High quality materials with timesless design that is relevant from age to age. Reusing vintage clip-on earrings as decorations which you can also wear on your ears for a matching shoe-earing-look.

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DISCOVERING FASHION

My university journey studing design and footwear...

SKETCHBOOK

In the