Jimmy Junichi Sugiura

Jimmy Junichi Sugiura is a Craftsman, Designer and Artist with a background in the bespoke shoe industry and creating works that intertwine design and sculptural art, Jimmy began his career as a collector of antique footwear. Inspired by the history of shoe design, he developed a core idea of combining the classic with avant-garde, radically changing possibilites of shoes as ergonomic tools and conceptual sculptures. Through his creative pursuit, Jimmy intends to reframe and defy the fixed paradigm surrounding shoes, encouraging questioning, debating and a rethinking of our traditional assumptions.