Client / Buscemi Shoes
Project / The "Birkin Shoe"

Press / CNN / People / GQ / NY Times / Forbes / Wall Street Journal / Inc. 

The Hermes Birkin bag is known as a symbol of wealth due to its high prices and use by celebrities. In 2012 the “Birkin Shoe” was just an idea between the Co-Founder of Buscemi, Rob Heppler and myself. We spent over a year back and fourth texting different sketches and comps. By incorporating elements of the Birkin bag into a mid-top silhouette, the Buscemi staple shoe was born. Consider me the "ghostwriter" of sneaker designs. 


Project / Beverly Hills Hotel x Buscemi Collabo

Had the great oppurtunity to work with the boys from Buscemi to create a shoe for The Beverly Hills Hotel. Inspired by the famous wallpaper decorated by Don Loper in 1942, I redesigned the iconic pattern to fit the silhouette of a Buscemi.

Project / Colette Paris Window / From Paris with Love

This season after the release of the 100mm Colette Blue Palm, Colette Paris revealed the BUSCEMI window. The Giant Chocolate Jon was not easy to make. After a full body scan by the best CGI filmmakers in Hollywood, a 3D printed Jon was created in Paris. After making the head out of actual chocolate it was decided that painting the head to resemble chocolate would be more realistic and appropriate.