Phèdre J. is an avant-garde footwear brand crossing craftsmanship, fashion, and sculpture. With a constant excitement for story-telling, the designer proposes a one-off luxury experience through the handcrafting of bespoke innovative wearable Art pieces. With an immense dedication to her craft, the artist delivers transformative tools made-to-order inviting individuals to curate and shape their own identity. The French designer previously worked for McQ by Alexander McQueen and Burberry, she is currently a practitioner as well as a design instructor while running her own design studio in London where she currently lives.

Resilience: Limited Foot Scaffolding’ is a sequence of wearable footwear art pieces. Deriving from personal anecdotes, it highlights the parallel between the experience of pain and the idea of pain. What our mind visually assimilates as painful is explored through the use of optical illusions, by suggesting a manipulated body posture as well as potentially torturous objects.

‘Resilience’ visually points out a language of structure and scaffolding in order to embody formative social and educational construction imposed early in one’s life. This dramatic avant-garde collection drew inspiration from the iconic Indian bed of nails composition serves as a strong story-telling anchor. The paduka’s features are used to support and play with the illusion of comfort, discomfort, and discipline. Long-lasting materials such as leather, wood, and metal are seen channeled through the range in multiple ways. They question the juxtaposition of physical and mental strengths.



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