Photo by Pipoy John for MCA

This was something I’ve contemplated over for a long time. How to design a pair of pumps studded with Swarovski crystals. The easiest and most typical brain-work would have crystals on the upper, or through the rim, or even on the side on heeled boots. So I studded with genuine Swarovski crystals the SOLES of these shoes.

But I wanted to begin a discussion — a dialogue on design and usefulness, meaning, desire. Putting on this pair and walking on them would certainly break the crystals and pulverize some to fine dust. So how will it be? Form over function? Desire vs. design? Usefulness vs usability vs meaning? You wearing these shoes or these shoes wearing you?