Richard Saja Keds for Opening CeremonyPosted: August 5, 2011
Richard Saja is known for his unique embroidery style, bringing a new reality to historical or familiar imagery. He has worked extensively with the Toile de Jouy designs, toile being the French word for “linen cloth” and Jouy being the town from where these cloths originated in the late 18th century: Jouy-en-Josas. These historic fabrics saw a new popularity around the year 2000 and Saja has taken that popularity to a new level adding his own perspective, or as I like to think of it: how life really was. The original cloths portray life as serene and simple but doesn’t every culture have an underbelly? Who’s to say that there weren’t avant-garde freaks running around upsetting the social norm even in lovely 18th century France? These shoes were created in collaboration with Keds for Opening Ceremony and were sold in conjunction with NY’s Fashion Night Out.
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