Make your own damn shoes! And that’s exactly what people did as the Penshoppe × STATUS shoe design contest produced some colorful and creative kicks by some really talented would-be designers and you can see it all in a six-page spread in STATUS’s September Style issue.
A touch of Americana with a polka dotted twist is what Mark Louie Bayer’s classic design invokes, while Danielle Louise Guevarra goes for an efflorescent chill with blue on white prints that go easy on the eyes. Bianco Santiago almost dares you not to have fun with her unique kicks that evoke an imaginative look akin to a children’s book cover. Whether at the beach or around the city Scott Ralph Pana’s preppy treatment will definitely be the talk of the town. It’s black and white and out of sight for Carla Francisco earthy monochromatic low tops. Ira Markovka floral-fierce look is sure to showcase a softer side to any badass out there.
Check out the shoot outtakes and BTS shots here.—MARTY MCFLY
Photographed by Nick St. James
Styled by Loris Peña
Produced by Dan Buenaventura
Hair and makeup Joyce de Dios-Ignacio
Models Gui Adorno of Mercator Agency and Masha Pakhomova of Elite Manila
BTS photography Dan Buenaventura