Shoes with an African Influence…..

Julian Louie’s Spring 2011 Aldo Wedges are a mishmash of textiles on the shoes was inspired by Pieter Hugo’s photography book The Hyena & Other Men. The designer explains: “The photographs [are] of a group of men in Nigeria who were street entertainers, and they trained hyenas. They had these crazy outfits that were half American sportswear that they found and half really traditional tribal pieces with a lot of interesting textiles and tassels. So the whole collection was about the mix of those two ideas.”

Here are images off the book The Hyena & Other Men by Pieter Hugo (South Africa) followed by pictures of the shoes inspired by the images…..

Here are other Africa themed shoes…..

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