Kobi Levi footwear designs included unexpected components and structure
The Jury award footwear designer Kobi Levi for his "High-end Sneaker" at 86thMicam Milano was presented by Tommy Hilfiger. A great honour and moment of his carrier.
Design and shoes have been Kobi Levi's passion since his childhood in Tel Aviv, Israel. His first shoe designs were created during his high school days. They were made from cardboard back then. Following his passion, in 2001 he graduated from Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design, Jerusalem.
Since his graduation, Kobi worked as a freelance footwear designer. During this time Kobi learned the trade secrets of shoe development and craftsmanship
For his own leisure, Kobi designed unique, creative and innovative shoe styles, which challenge the standard definitions of design, art and fashion to create a niche of their own.
These footwear art creations were uploaded to a blog Kobi started in April 2010. Soon the blog took on a life of its own and reactions streamed in from all over the world.
In July 2011 Kobi opened his studio in Tel Aviv and started to offer his original designs for sale. In the studio, he creates, develops and produces limited editions from his designs. All pairs are made by hand from high-quality materials.
The designer lives in Tel Aviv, Israel.
The designer’s collection is available for purchase worldwide at www.kobilevidesign.com
Photo credits Kobi Levi