Razma Hassani

Department: Man and Identity

Playful Elements

Lavanderia – Laundromat
Via Crespi, 12

Expressing how we feel, or who we are, is something we do in many ways. Few are as communicative as what we wear. With fashion, we play with our changing moods. Razma Hassani's colorful footwear collection Playful Elements adapts seamlessly to the wearer’s state of mind. The design consists of a base and four interchangeable materials held together by strappy uppers, in a range of natural and synthetic materials. “We want to be unique and stand out; we want to choose what we want and enjoy it for a long time,” says Hassani. “In this way, you can choose what you want and how you want to wear it.”

Fancy colorful straps? A platform sandal? Looking for a flat shoe? Playful Elements is the epitome of individuality and at the same time the epitome of inclusiveness: although each resulting flavor combination is unique, the special pediatric soles make sandal-wearing accessible even for problem feet, and fit uneven foot lengths effortlessly. Hassani's project offers loads of puzzle pieces and exciting colours. “I love for people to puzzle playfully with the elements, and share their stories with me,” she says.

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Copyright: Design Academy Eindhoven
Photograph(s): Ronald Smits
Venu Photograph(s): Nicole Marinati