Very cool Japanese street fashion inspired character design by Thailand-based artist Gop Gap. 19-year-old Taiki - who we call “The Vans Guy” because he absolutely loves, and always wears, Vans - was the Harajuku boy in the original street snap.
For my first assignment in class, we were to buy a shoe and customise it to our inspiration. I decided to bade mine on bakery/sweets/desserts. Because in the past I use to do decoden, I decided to incorporate it into my shoe as I thought it went well with inspiration. The fruits are made from Polymer clay and painted with acrylics, glazed with sparkly nail polish as I left my glaze at home. The Swiss roll heel is made from Air drying clay and painted with acrylics. Both the filling and piped cream is white silicone.
I added more piping but don’t have a nice enough photo so this is the near finished design! Pretty please how it turned out!
If you’re in New York City and you want to hang out with some very cool Japanese designers, including the creator of the famous-in-Harajuku Tsukikageya yukata brand, check this Instagram post and send them a message. Natsuki is really one of a kind!