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Reconstructed Superstars, Spring/Summer 2020 Collection

Second-hand Adidas Superstar sneakers form the base of these reconstructed shoes, made by sneaker artist Helen Kirkum in collaboration with fashion designer Bethany Williams.

Waste materials from tents, the toy industry, and samples and scraps are cut and collaged on to each shoe. Each shoe in a pair is different, and each pair playfully crafted using a variety of recycled materials.

Three pairs of the reconstructed sneakers had their debut as part of Bethany Williams’ Autumn/Winter 2020 Collection at London Fashion Week, in collaboration with Magpie Project UK.

Designed by Helen Kirkum with Bethany Williams.

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