Olka Osadzińska is a footwear illustrator who has two signature Reebok shoes under her belt, with a third coming up. She is also an art director and curator, with her work shown at MoMA Warsaw and in Berlin and Tokyo. This time around, she was inspired by the recently announced and unexpected Hello Kitty x Yohji Yamamoto collaboration, teaming up with Lyst to imagine some fantasy sneaker collaborations herself. The results are stunning and creative, with sneakers we wish were real. Using some of Lyst’s top selling sneakers, the artist paired them up with some of pop culture’s most influential pillars. An iconic pair of New Balances are clad in LEGO pieces, while the Nike Dunk Hi silhouette rocks a Jurassic Park-inspired print. A pair of Saint Laurent sneakers are inspired by New York City’s Studio 54 resulting in angel-winged white roller blades and gold accents. Balenciaga’s high top shoes pay homage to Jeff Koons, and lastly, white Giuseppe Zanottis don gold hardware and feline features in an ode to Karl Lagerfeld’s cat, Choupette.
Footwear Illustrator Imagines Impossible but Amazing Sneaker Collaborations