A New Zealand shoe designer is using her architectural training to make gorgeous footwear.
Katie Revie launched her eponymous range in March 2014, a few years after completing a Masters in Architecture at the University of Victoria. Her designs are produced by makers in Indonesia and constructed from leather. “When I graduated at the end of 2011, I began putting my architecture portfolio together but, somewhere along the line, I diverged into researching how to make shoes,” explains Revie. “I enjoyed the correlation of the construction and the structural nature of shoes. In a sense, footwear and architecture are both intrinsically linked in their design construction and relationship to people; each acting as a skin.”
Revie’s third and forth collections will be released later in 2015; all designs are available at Terrarium in Auckland and online. “Small production runs have allowed us to explore design boundaries and I am excited to push these elements further in 2015,” says Revie.